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JavaScript at Scale by Adam Boduch

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Chapter 1. Scale from a JavaScript Perspective

JavaScript applications are getting bigger. That's because we can do more with the language—more than most thought possible. After all, JavaScript was conceived as a means to activate otherwise static web pages. A means by which to fill gaps in HTML, as it were. Year after year, more and more web sites started developing JavaScript code to improve the functionality of their pages.

Despite the frustrations of certain language idiosyncrasies, JavaScript popularity gained critical mass—today it's the most popular programming language on GitHub (http://githut.info/). From then onward, web sites started looking more like applications that a user would install on their desktop. Libraries and frameworks started ...

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