Archive for November, 2006

Why JavaScript?

Monday, November 6th, 2006

Why should you care about JavaScript? Is that because it is a cool language? What about ActionScript? What about Java?

JavaScript is in bed with the big guys!

The main reason you should care about JavaScript is that it has a unique position in web development: JavaScript is in bed with the big guys!

JavaScript is the only real programming language that is understood natively by the browsers: Internet Explorer, FireFox, Opera and Safari. It does not require any plug-in to be executed on the web page.

So, JavaScript may or may not be a great language, but it is the univeral client-side scripting language of the web! That’s why you need to learn it!