Why You Should Care About JavaScript?

JavaScript is everywhere, and it’s become a necessity in creating an interactive experience. Users expect a webpage to flow, respond to them and even wow them. This is what JavaScript does. And it does it so well, that though there are different flavors of JavaScript, there are no replacements.

In an environment where new technologies develop at dizzying speed, it can be hard to devote yourself to any one language or stack. Yet, when it comes to the future of web development, JavaScript is one sure bet — and not just for developers: JavaScript is a major resume boost for anyone who wants to work within arms’ reach of a WiFi-connected laptop.

That’s because JavaScript is quickly becoming the most popular programming language in the world; in the eyes of many, it already is. The language often used to create interactive effects in web browsers, JavaScript interacts with HTML, CSS, and data both on and off the screen to manipulate their appearance, size, number, shape. More importantly, JavaScript offers a way for users to interact with computers in ways that HTML and CSS do not. JavaScript allows browsers to collect user input, load new content without refreshing a page, and improve user experience.

In other words, JavaScript alone will take your career further than any other language if you’re interested in building web applications. The best part is that the JavaScript explosion is still ramping up.

On a cold and rainy night at Dallas campus, 35 aspiring developers gathered to discuss the rising success of JavaScript. For those who couldn’t join the discussion, we’re sharing the full presentation below. But we wanted to spend some time answering one key question: What makes JavaScript important?

Here are six reasons:
1. It’s everywhere.
It’s seen adoption from large companies (think: LinkedIn, Google, Netflix) that not only decided to use JavaScript, but to rewrite their entire applications using it. This isn’t a tiny investment. It displays a great deal of trust and faith in a language to choose the risk of rewriting an application over using an existing one. These risks are being taken by industry giants, and for good reason.

2. It’s flexible.
It’s not just a front-end language. As a back-end language, JavaScript provides great scalability and performance because of its event-driven architecture, more so than many of its competitors from various languages. It also allows for a seamless transition for developers from the back end to make edits on the front end. JavaScript’s adaptability is something that draws more and more people each year. It can provide you with great interactions on the front end, asynchronous operations, and is not bound to any browser or operating system. Its possibilities are endless due to this dynamic and adaptable nature.

3. It’s easy to learn.
With the only requirements being a text editor and a browser, anyone can start learning JavaScript. And while learning JavaScript, you’ll interact with HTML and CSS, which are the building blocks of any website.

4. Its community.
Because of its popularity, the JavaScript community is heavily populated with experts, novices and resources. New ideas and libraries spring up daily to fix new problems, improve fixes of existing problems or introduce new methods. The community is constantly innovating, and through this JavaScript evolves.

5. It’s in demand
If you want to be a programmer, you need to learn JavaScript. Because it’s so widely used, you will be hard-pressed to find a job listing for a developer that does not require it. It’s the de facto language of the web, other than HTML/CSS of course.

6. It's fun
JavaScript is mainly used for frontend development, and there are various tools that will allow you to quickly get a working prototype with JavaScript. Nonetheless, you should first focus on obtaining a solid understanding of JavaScript before you explore what the community has to offer.

JavaScript isn’t perfect. It has plenty of quirks. Part of the fun of learning, though, is figuring it out.

I love JavaScript because it makes me feel like a wizard. I remember when I first began using it, and being amazed that I could make part of the screen disappear and have something new show up. It was like a magic trick where the magician pulls a rabbit out of a hat. Furthermore, JavaScript was my second learned language, and I found it very interested, amazing for its supports of different functions and features.

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Mohiddeen Ahmad

I am Mohiddeen Ahmad, the fountainhead of Flowdiary Blog. I Manage this blog and post articles relating to Entrepreneurship, Online Marketing, Technology, Blogging and more.. Stay updated on Facebook, Google+, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube

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