Why Is JavaScript the Programming Language of the Future?

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Why Is JavaScript the Programming Language of the Future?

Want to hear about the many perks that make JavaScript the go-to most popular language for web development. Check out the many reasons that the team at ValueCoders have to offer.

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JavaScript is one of the all-around easiest results-oriented language for web development. The language makes processing and calculation of data a cakewalk. It also helps for adding visual effects to the screen. It is a language that is being used for both client side and server side applications. According to redmonk, JavaScript ranks number #1 in popularity amongst other programming languages leaving the rest behind:

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Advantages of JavaScript:

Here are some of the key advantages of JavaScriptas researched by the ValueCoders team:

JavaScript Is Concluded on the Client Side

The user’s processor does the code execution here. This saves bandwidth for the web server.

JavaScript Programming Is Easy to Learn and Execute

The Javascript programming language offers many functional features. Most of them are pre-written and make development faster and easier.

Javascript programmingUser Friendly

The language is user-friendly. The faster execution and low bandwidth utilization of the web server is beneficial for the users.

Availability of Third Party Add-ons

The language enables developers and users to add functionality to websites using code snippets.

Libraries of JavaScript Programming Language

JavaScript has a host of libraries that help with quick development of websites.

Prototyping Language

JavaScript enables objects to be defined and developed really quickly. Since the object is a result of a class, no specific class has to be developed for each object. This enables variety on the development process while making it fast and flexible.

Easier Site Maintenance

JavaScript is a programming language that makes removal of bugs easier. The debugging of JavaScript code is very easy using Unit tests or breakpoints.


AJAX is Asynchronous JavaScript And XML. AJAX is now becoming really popular with web apps making their interfaces more interactive with users. 1) Faster response time with performance and speed improvement. 2) Faster traffic between client and server. 3) Firefox add-on makes it easy to debug AJAX call. 4) Get access to JS Libraries like Query, Prototype, Scriptural, etc. 5) AJAX websites are easier to navigate than traditional ones.

Fragmentation of JavaScript Alternatives

There are quite a few alternatives to JavaSscript. However, the fragmentation level is quite high for others. JavaScript is the only programming language with a vast compilation.

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