JavaScript is the Most Complex Programming Language
Richard Kenneth Eng

Just because most people ask questions about JavaScript or that most lines of code that are being updated are written in JavaScript doesn’t mean it’s the most complex language. Perhaps it means that it’s the most popular language! Don’t you think so?

I love JavaScript. I would argue that it’s one of the easiest languages in the world. JavaScript is like the BASIC language of the 21st century. It comes with your web browser, and will let you do anything. Of course, if you want to work with large binary files or create device drivers for Windows, then you need some other language, but for most projects JavaScript is perfect!

Perhaps the biggest advantage of JavaScript over all other languages is that JavaScript will run on ANY DEVICE. It will run on Linux, Apple, Windows, Android, you name it! Whether it’s a desktop, laptop, tablet, or a cell phone, it will run JavaScript! So, if you want to write a program that everybody can use, write it in JavaScript!

Another good thing about JavaScript is that you can look at the source code. This allows you to learn from other people’s code. For example, if you visit a website that changes the color of the scroll bars and you want to figure out how to do that, you can look at the code yourself and see how it’s done.

Once you learn JavaScript, doors really open up for you. For example, Excel and Word documents can include JavaScript programs that do various things within a document. JavaScript runs on some servers. (See Node.js) Gadgets on Windows 7 are written entirely in JavaScript, and you can write HTA programs for Windows in JavaScript. This is an extremely versatile language that has many different applications.

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