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What is JavaScript(and what can you do with it)

What is JavaScript

JavaScript is one of the most popular and widely used programming languages in the world right now. It is growing faster than any other programming language and big companies like Netflix, Walmart, and PayPal build entire applications around JavaScript.

And here is the average salary of a JavaScript developer in the United States. That is $72,000 per year according to

So, it is a great opportunity to get a good job out of learning JavaScript. You can work as a front-end developer, a back-end developer or a full stack developer who knows both the front end and the back end.

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Now the second question.

What can you do with JavaScript

For a long time, JavaScript was only used in browsers to build interactive web pages. Some developers refer to JavaScript as a toy language. But those days are gone because of huge community support and investments by large companies like Facebook and Google.

This days, you can build full-blown web or mobile apps, as well as real time networking applications like chat and video streaming services, command-line tools, or even games. Here is an example:

A JavaScript game

Happy Coding!

Top comments (2)

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Dipankar Shaw

You can do anything with it if you know it very well.

You can not do anything with it if you do not know it.

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Dumebi Okolo