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JavaScript

JavaScript and Java are completely different languages, both in concept and design

JavaScript was invented by Brendan Eich in 1995. It has matured since its humble beginnings. It is a programming language that was created at Netscape as a scripting tool to manipulate web pages inside their browser. JavaScript performance has increased from its humble beginnings. JavaScript engine performance increases when major development teams strive for better browser performance

It is one of the most popular programming languages, widely used in browser and bankend servers. The rise of Node unlocked backend development, once the domain of Java, Ruby, Python and PHP and more traditional server-side languages.

JavaScript started as a scripting tool for browsers. It is now being used in mobile apps, TV sets apps, embedded applications, and much more are using JavaScript. It is the only scripting language that is is supported by modern web browsers. It is one of the web standard programming languages. The others are:

  • HTML - Defines the content and structure of web pages

  • CSS - Specifies the layout and style of web pages

  • JavaScript - Controls the behavior of web pages

John Telford
John Telford
Portland, Oregon