1.1 Overview of JavaScript

1.1 Overview of JavaScript

What Is JavaScript?

A high-level, interpreted language

  • No need to worry about memory management
  • No need to compile all of it to run the program
  • JavaScript was designed to add interactivity to HTML pages.

Multi-paradigm

  • Code can be written in different ways (Object Orientated or Functional)

Runs on a browser and (sometimes) a server (ex. Node.js).

Pros Of JavaScript

JavaScript is the world's most popular programming language.

JavaScript is the programming language of the Web.

JavaScript enhances your website. HTML and CSS will only get you so far.

JavaScript can be used to create not just web applications but also mobile and desktop applications.

  • Google “React Native” for an example of mobile development.
  • Google “Electron JS” for desktop application development.
  • Fun fact: Discord was made using Electron JS.

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