What is JavaScript?

What is JavaScript and what can you do with it?

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JavaScript is the most popular and widely used client-side scripting language.

Client-side scripting refers to scripts that run within your web browser.

JavaScript is designed to add interactivity and dynamic effects to the web pages by manipulating

the content returned from a web server.


JavaScript was originally developed as LiveScript by Netscape in the mid 1990s. It was later renamed

to JavaScript in 1995, and became an ECMA standard in 1997. Now JavaScript is the standard client-

side scripting language for web-based applications, and it is supported by virtually all web browsers

available today, such as Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari, etc.

What you can do with JavaScript?

There are lot more things you can do with JavaScript.


The list does not end here, there are many other interesting things that you can do with JavaScript


   You will learn about all of them in detail in upcoming chapters...   JavaScript Advanced »


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