What makes a programming language “cool?”
There are many programming languages today vying for your consideration, especially the…
What other college besides Stanford has chosen JS for their freshmen curriculum? One college does not a pattern make.
The vast majority of colleges teach Java and Python.
JS is #1 on GitHub because:
I have every confidence that not only will Go survive, it will thrive. Go has demonstrated tremendous momentum over the past two years in terms of popularity growth. At TIOBE, Go is now #18. At RedMonk, it’s #15. At IEEE Spectrum, it’s #10. At PYPL, it’s #18. At CodeEval, it’s #10. At HackerRank, Go is #11. Two years ago, the language was nowhere to…
I hear this all the time from JS fans. It’s rather like BS. First of all, JS is primarily an imperative/procedural language with some functional and object-oriented capabilities tacked on. Just like C++ and Python, you can write JS code without using any FP or OOP at all.