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Discussion on: Differences between Javascript and NodeJs

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Chen Yu • Edited on

Javascript is just a programming language which can be used in any environment where a Javascript interpreter or runtime is available (noticed that I used "interpreter or runtime", as modern JS engines like V8, JS is actually compiled to bytecode rather than being actually interpreted). Welcome to the rabbit hole of JS! Browser and NodeJS are just the more common ones, there are many other environments such as Electron (Desktop Applications), React Native (Mobile Applications), MUJS etc, and these different environments define what you can do with it such as manipulating DOM or server side functions or more.