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November 18, 2022 | edited: April 9, 2024

A high-level, dynamic, and interpreted programming languageProgramming LanguageA set of rules and instructions used to write computer programs.
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primarily used to create interactive and responsive user interfaces on web pagesWeb PagesHTML documents accessed via the internet.
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. It was developed in the mid-1990s by Brendan Eich while working at Netscape Communications Corporation.

JavaScript is primarily used to create client-side scripts that run in web browsers, but it can also be used on the server-side using technologies such as Node.js. JavaScript creates interactive elements on web pages, such as forms, animations, and games. Using technologies such as AJAXAjaxA set of web development techniques that uses various web technologies on the client side to create asynchronous web applications.
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can also create web pages that update in real-time without requiring a page refresh.

JavaScript is a universal language, and it’s used in a wide range of applications, such as web development, mobile app development, desktop apps, and server-side scriptingScriptingThe process of creating a series of commands or instructions that are executed by a computer or software application.
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. It can be used to create Single Page Applications (SPAs), Progressive Web Apps (PWAs), and Real-Time Applications (RTAs).

JavaScript is an object-oriented programming language that supports features such as objects, classes, and inheritance. It also has a number of built-in things such as Date, Math, and String, and it also has many librariesLibrariesCollections of pre-written code and functionalities that developers can leverage to streamline their development process.
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and frameworksFrameworksA pre-established structure or set of guidelines that provides developers with a foundation to build upon.
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available, such as jQueryjQueryA JavaScript library designed to simplify and streamline client-side web development.
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, ReactReactA JavaScript library developed by Facebook for building user interfaces, particularly for single-page applications, by creating reusable UI components.
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, AngularJS, and Vue.js, that make it easier to develop complex applications.

JavaScript is a constantly evolving language, with new versions being released regularly, with new features and improvements, such as new syntax, improved performancePerformanceRefers to how fast a website or web application loads and responds to user interactions.
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, and new APIs.

JavaScript is often combined with HTMLHTMLThe fundamental language used to create and structure content on web pages.
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and CSSCSSCascading Style Sheets is a coding language that determines the appearance and layout of a website.
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to create dynamic and interactive web pages. Together these three technologies are known as the “front-end stack.”


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