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JavaScript, a modern and widely used language

Currently, JavaScript is dominating the web world. Uses of JS are everywhere. Not only on the web but also mobile and desktop too. One thing should remember, Java and JavaScript are not the same. Many of the new ones are confused between these two. That’s why JavaScript is known as the most misunderstood programming language. The creator of JavaScript is Brendan Eich and first released 4th December 1995. Now it’s officially managed by Mozilla Foundation.

The short form of JavaScript is JS. This article we are going to know about JavaScript’s popularities and importance. Also cover it’s some other states.

Importance and Popularity

Learning JS is comparatively very easy. Its syntax is also easy to learn. That’s one of the reasons for JS’s popularity. On the other hand, you have to deal with JS if you are in the web field. There is no alternative to it.

The current web field is heavily JS oriented. JavaScript’s popularity has added a new dimension since the advent of ES6. Currently, it’s being used equally in both front-end and back-end on the web. Previously JS was a browser-based language and only used on the front-end. Uses in the back-end begin after the arrival of NodeJS (JavaScript Runtime Environment) in 2009. That’s why most of the full-stack developers like this language. Sites using JS in their back-end are much faster. Not only on the web but also JS is used to create mobile and desktop applications. Though in this case, this is not always the first choice.

Currently, API’s and web services are JavaScript friendly. It has a good community for developers. It has many popular frameworks and libraries.

Frameworks/Libraries

I never recommend learning frameworks or libraries before learning the language very well. First, you have to learn the language.

There are so many frameworks and libraries in current times, which is confusing for a new one. Don’t need to worry about it. You don’t have to learn every framework/library. Just pick one framework based on the context which is suitable for you.

Speaking of the JS frameworks/libraries, first, we need to talk about the three most popular frameworks of front-end. These are ReactJS, VueJS, AngularJS. Of the many other front-end frameworks, these three are the most popular. You can learn one of them. Besides, there are lots of uses of Jquery in the front end.

If we want to work with the mobile app, we can use React Native, NativeScript, Ionic, etc. It seems like these are reduce their popularity after the advent of Flutter. Flutter uses Dart as a programming language.

There are many frameworks for the web backend app. These are ExpressJS, KoaJS, AdonisJS, Meteor, etc. For developing API, express would be the best choice. On the other hand, Adonis is a good choice for creating back-end. It follows the MVC pattern. If you are familiar with Laravel, it may seem familiar to you.

For creating a desktop app, JS would be one of the good choices. Many popular desktop apps are made using JS. Such as Skype, Github Desktop App, Atom, etc. Electron is one of the popular frameworks for creating a desktop app.

The use of JavaScript is increasing day by day. Currently, it has a lot of uses. JavaScript’s job value is great at big tech companies. So, this is the high time to learn JavaScript.

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