JavaScript Introduction and history overview

JavaScript is the most popular and widely used front end (client-side scripting) language. Client-side scripting means scripts that run within your web browser same like HTML and CSS but JavaScript is somewhat similar with programming languages like C, C++, JAVA and many others in its functionalities but is widely different from these languages. JavaScript is designed to add interactivity and dynamic effects to the web pages by manipulating the content returned from a web server.

JavaScript was originally developed as LiveScript by Netscape in the mid of 1990s. It was later renamed to JavaScript in 1995 and became an ECMA standard in 1997. Now JavaScript is the standard client-side scripting language for web-based applications, and it is supported by virtually all web browsers available today, such as Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari, etc.

JavaScript is an object-oriented language, and it also has some similarities in syntax to Java programming language. But, JavaScript is not related to Java in any way and not derived from this at anyway as Java is developed by Sun Microsystems and it is actually the core programming language and widely used throughout the world.

JavaScript is officially maintained by ECMA (European Computer Manufacturers Association) as ECMAScript. ECMAScript 6 (or ES6) is the latest major version of the ECMAScript standard.

Nowadays JavaScript is very popular in front-end scripting to enhance a lot of features and functionalities in websites as well in mobile applications also there are a lot of frameworks that are much more popular in the market are based on JavaScript and overall usage graph of JavaScript is increasing rapidly day by day in the web industry. Here are few most popular JavaScript frameworks emerged in the market that is based on JavaScript.

What You Can Do with JavaScript

There are a lot more things you can do with JavaScript.

  • You can modify the content of a web page by adding or removing elements.
  • You can change the style and position of the elements on a web page.
  • You can monitor events like a mouse click, hover, etc. and react to it.
  • You can perform and control transitions and animations.
  • You can create alert pop-ups to display info or warning messages to the user.
  • You can perform operations based on user inputs and display the results.
  • You can validate user inputs before submitting it to the server.

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Popular JavaScript Frameworks in 2018


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