As the name suggests, JavaScript is a scripting language. Though it is a scripting language, it is a far powerful technology for a web developer to ignore this language. One single component that has made the browser into a powerful application delivery system is JavaScript. Let's start with an understanding of what it is not, that will clear away a lot of myths.

  • JavaScript is not Java. They are quite different, though both are object oriented languages. The reader is advised to refer to the Appendix on a short comparison between Java and JavaScript.
  • JavaScript is a very powerful language. In fact there are two variants that are common—one is the client-side JavaScript which is to do with the Web Browser; the other is server-side ...

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