Is JavaScript the future of Programming?

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JavaScript is an interpreted, multi-paradigm language. A very strange one too. Despite it’s name, it has nothing whatsoever to do with Java. You will rarely, if ever, see this language outside of a web browser.

It is basically a language meant to script behaviors in web browser and used for things such as web form validation and AJAX style web applications. The trend in the future seems to be building more and more complex applications in JavaScript, even simple online games and office suites.

It’s becoming more and more popular because of it’s importance on the web, growing empire and beginner-friendly nature.

With JavaScript, it’s possible to create something tangible within minutes, because the language naturally integrates with HTML, the language of the WorldWideWeb. Compared with another popular form of programming, iPhone app development.

JavaScript dominates the web with exciting features that make it powerful:

  • Can create real programs in minutes. 
  • Works with any OS and computer.
  • Requires no complicated setup.
  • Requires no special software.
  • It’s free!

Many popular frameworks were built for JavaScript to extend its functionality. Over the years these frameworks has become so popular making JavaScript as the future of programming.

Here are some popular JavaScript frameworks that support the above statement:

AJAX:

Uses JavaScript to load portions of web pages without loading the whole page.
AJAX is a widely used in many web applications. It’s usage is growing rapidly ever since the beginning. Popular sites like Google, Facebook and Youtube relay on AJAX.

jQuery:

jQuery powers nearly 53% of sites on the web and is still growing. jQuery is a popular JS library used by over half of all the websites. Google, Dell, Bank of America relay on iQuery.

Node.JS:

A JS based back-end language winners over developers. It’s usage has grown by 200% ever since 2012. It is gaining huge popularity in web development. It lets to create complex back-end code at ease. Popular sites linkedin, Netflix, Newyork times, Paypal etc depend on Node.JS for their functionality.

CoffeScript:

Told as the future of JavaScript this language is tipped to influence the future of JS. CoffeScript lets you write less and do more. It reduces the JS code by 1/3rd. Cloud storage site Dropbox used CoffeScript to create powerful applications with less code.

All these frameworks and libraries conquered the world of programming.

Beginners Boon:

Another factor that contributed to the success of JavaScript is that it is easy to learn. It’s the perfect choice for newbies to the world of programming. You can create powerful programs in no time.

#CuriousFact:

JavaScript let’s you to create a fully functional Operating system that can be run inside a browser.

What do you say? Tell us your opinion in the comments below.

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Ganesh Venigalla

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