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Chris NorthwoodThe Full Stack Developerhttps://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4842-4152-3_8

8. JavaScript

Chris Northwood1 
Manchester, UK

Famously designed in 10 days, JavaScript has quite a mixed reputation among software developers. However, if you’re doing anything on the web, you will need to have some JavaScript skills.

JavaScript was originally designed as a language for manipulating web pages using an API known as the Document Object Model (DOM). Originally created at Netscape, it was named JavaScript as an attempt to ride the wave of hype behind the increasingly popular Java language, a decision that has caused confusion for new developers for years, as the language has little in common with Java. The early days of the web ...

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