…at least until browsers support another scripting language, thus ending the monopoly.
Randy MacDonald

I don’t share your opinion that JavaScript’s monopoly in browsers is the reason it dominates. It may have been the reason it became popular in the first place, but the reason it stays popular is because it’s actually a pretty great language. Other languages have been compiling to JavaScript for years, and on the server side where Node has quickly usurped long-entrenched options like PHP, Ruby on Rails, and Java, JavaScript has never had a monopoly to begin with.

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