What Is JavaScript?

Many of us have often seen a pop up come on our screen which says we must run Java or update JavaScript. A lot of people get confused between both of these and wonder what are the difference between Java and JavaScript is.

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Is there a use of JavaScript?

JavaScript is normally used to create interactive web pages. JavaScript will run on your visitor’s system and you may not be required to download it continuously in your website. As a result, the whole user experience will be faster and smoother. If you are a visitor to a site, you will recognize that JavaScript is normally used to create quizzes or polls and other things that will encourage visitor interaction. The key aim of using this program is to create an interaction between the site and the visitor that will create an engagement that’s not limited to just coming to the site.

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How different is JavaScript from Java?

Java is a computer programming language that is used to create applications that ought to be run in a virtual machine or browser. It helps programmers to write computer instructions in English as opposed to the numeric code which are used. JavaScript is just an item oriented programming language code which could only be run on a web browser.

What is required to run JavaScript?

If you are using one of the major browsers like IE, Firefox or chrome, you will not need anything special to operate JavaScript. All these browsers could have the support constructed into them. However, this will work only if your user features a browser that supports JavaScript and contains JavaScript enabled. If it is, then a JavaScript will run automatically if someone else visits the site.

One may not have to take up any kind of training to run JavaScript. This code is prewritten and will be easily available as a turn on. The JavaScript will run automatically in the event the user’s browser has JavaScript support which is enabled.

What are the requirements to create JavaScript?

There are no special codes to make JavaScript. This is because it is an interpreted language. Notepad or any other similar plain text editor enables you to create the language.

Can designers use HTML rather than JavaScript?

HTML may not be used as opposed to JavaScript. Both these programming languages are completely different and have different functions, features and capabilities. While HTML can be a markup language and is made to create static web page content, JavaScript is a programming language that will perform dynamic tasks. It can be used again and again on different pages of a site. This can be done by externalizing and placing it in separate files and linking a JavaScript file for the HTML code of the particular page. Hence, JavaScript could be added to many pages by adding the correct tags on every of the pages.

Few people who owns a business might be well versed with JavaScript or understand how to use it. Using it to make your site can only benefit your website because of the various aspects that JavaScript may add to it. Hence, it might always be helpful when you can hire a professional website design company who can assist you to build your site using JavaScript. The c’s of professional designers can sit together with you, understand your business and style a site keeping all your business needs in mind.

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