5 reasons why JavaScript is eating the world

A lot of good points here. There are two issues, however, that I find debatable.

JavaScript as a language for microcontrollers does not seem like a good fit. Most microcontrollers don’t run an OS or Nodejs so I suspect transpilation is going on. System on a chip devices can run Linux and Node but JavaScript doesn’t have very good support for bit operations due to lack of integers. Seems like C or python still do better in this domain.

JavaScript appears to be an assembly language currently because there are no alternatives. In the coming years web assembly will come online and likely become a true compile-to language, similar to byte code in Java.

I’m a full-time JS dev so I’m not knocking the language, just don’t think it’s always the best tool for the job.

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