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Charles Ouellet
Charles Ouellet

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Reasons Why JavaScript is Omnipresent in Modern Development

Reasons Why JavaScript is so Important for Modern Development

This was written by one of our marketing guys at Snipcart. I, myself, am a developer. ;)

Look, I’m no developer.

A few years ago, I couldn’t tell the difference between server and client-side development.

Vue.js, React, Node.js… what the hell?


I couldn’t begin to understand why JavaScript was everywhere, why it was so important.

I know I’m not the only one with so many questions about these subjects. Whether you’re new to web development or you need to work closely with devs, it can all get pretty overwhelming.

Working with developers on a daily basis has been a reality of mine for a while now, and I’m starting to get a solid grasp on concepts that once puzzled me.

Therefore, I want to use this post to answer these questions:

  • What is JavaScript?
  • Why is it so important?
  • Why we use JavaScript? (or JS benefits)
  • What’s coming for JS?

Even for experienced developers, it’s nice to stop for a second and remember where the tools you’re using are coming from and why you’re using them.

So let’s do this!

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