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Where did Arcade come from?

Question asked by spk578 on Aug 15, 2019
Latest reply on Aug 15, 2019 by Dan_Patterson

I hope I'm not the only person asking but where did the Arcade expression language come from?


I kinda guessed from the Arc bit of it that it might have been developed by ESRI however, if there's any history it would be nice to see. The only thing I uncovered is: 


Arcade is a lightweight and secure expression language written for use in the ArcGIS platform. Like other expression languages, it can perform mathematical calculations and evaluate logical statements. It was designed specifically for creating custom visualizations and labeling expressions in the ArcGIS Platform, allowing users to write, share, and execute custom expressions in ArcGIS Pro, ArcGIS Online, the ArcGIS Runtime APIs, and the ArcGIS API for JavaScript.

from Arcade Guide