Using JavaScript

To begin experimenting with JavaScript, you should install an Integrated Development Environment (IDE) that supports this language. There are many good choices, such as NetBeans, Eclipse, Visual Studio, and Brackets. In this book we will be using NetBeans, which is available for free from To follow along make sure you download one of the bundles that include HTML 5 support, as this also includes support for JavaScript.

Alternatively, you can develop using a simple text editor – such as Notepad – although this is less convenient than using an IDE. If you choose to do so, just create an empty document with ...

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