Um, sorry, Java is the most used programming language in the world.
Louis Cyphre
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You’re right that Java is listed in more job postings than JavaScript. However, there are more open source solutions using JavaScript than Java by a HUGE margin, and more discussion of JavaScript on StackOverflow.

See the RedMonk Programming Language Rankings

JavaScript is also extremely popular mobile — currently as hybrid apps, but 2017 will see it start to break out in the form of Progressive Web Applications). It’s also crazy popular with web services (Node has largely displaced PHP & Ruby on Rails for middle-tier web servers and microservices), and it’s growing in popularity for robotics & IoT.

By any measure JavaScript qualifies as a mainstream programming language. Are you trying to argue that it doesn’t?

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