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Discussion on: Why JavaScript?

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Bernd Wechner • Edited on

"JavaScript is faster ... it offers a higher level of abstraction" - faster than what? higher than what?

Are there alternatives? I mean if you are writing a web page can you even avoid Javascript? I'd have thought the only real question is, whether or not to use it server side with Node.js or not.

That said, I admit I belong to that ilk of folk (and we are not few) that dislikes Javascript. It's getting better and ES6 was a shot in the arm that has made it much nicer to use as has the convergence of support across all the browsers. But it remains a fiddly bothersome language for some of us.