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JavaScript Is Everywhere

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One of the major reasons why you should learn JavaScript in 2021 is its omnipresence. You can find JavaScript everywhere. Conversly, this means that learning JavaScript is a valuable skill regardless of what you want to develop.

With JavaScript, you canโ€ฆ

๐ŸŒ โ€ฆcreate websites / web apps and browser extensions. Check!
๐Ÿ–ฅ๏ธ โ€ฆcreate desktop apps. Check!
๐Ÿ“ฑ โ€ฆcreate mobile apps. Check!
๐ŸŽฎ โ€ฆcreate games. Check!

This leaves nothing to be desired. In this post I'll show you awesome JavaScript frameworks, libraries and tools for the different use-cases. The only limit is your imagination. Also, you'll find examples of possible applications. So, if you wonder whether JavaScript is good enough - take a look at the examples.

๐ŸŒ Frontend Development

Frameworks / Libraries

Examples

Virtually every website uses JavaScript. I think that should give enough examples of the possible applications. Also, these frontend frameworks and libraries are used for the interfaces in desktop / mobile apps and games as well.

๐ŸŒ Backend Development

Runtimes

Frameworks / Libraries

Examples

๐Ÿ–ฅ๏ธ Desktop Development

Frameworks / Libraries

Examples

๐Ÿ“ฑ Mobile Development

Frameworks / Libraries

Examples

๐ŸŽฎ Game Development

Frameworks / Libraries

Examples

Conclusion

There you have it. If anyone ever tells you again, that JavaScript can't be used here or there - think twice. They might be right, but that's almost never true. Some applications require something else than JavaScript. Though, for your typical use-case (like Netflix or PayPal, lol), JavaScript is good enough.

However, let me add that even these big companies probably have a more diverse tech stack. JavaScript is a puzzle piece that let's you move fast and focus on the bigger picture. If you need something else, you probably know it and choose accordingly.

Have you tried creating something with JavaScript yet? Share your experience with us in the comments below.


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ghana

It is also partially in machine learning implementations example Tensorflow Js

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Kai Author

Nice addition, thank you!

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ghana

Also you forgot our devs favorite text editor is also made with electron Js ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

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Kai Author

Haha, yeah! There's so much going on with JavaScript nowadays. This post is merely a short summary of the near endless possibilities. ๐Ÿ˜…

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Kai Author • Edited on

Maybe they also use Python. Most of the time, the tech stack is diverse. However, this articles (alongside others) state that Netflix went with Node.js:

hackernoon.com/how-netflix-and-pay...

openjsf.org/blog/2020/09/24/from-s...

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Justin

JavaScript <3

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rababR1

But, I just don't understand why everyone hates it.

Its ok to learn JS, but we should learn TS too....