-- Jeff Atwood, Author, Entrepreneur, Cofounder of StackOverflow
Time has past and the language has evolved tremendously beyond the imagination of many.
While it began (primarily) as a desktop-constrained browser-only language launched by Netscape in 1995, it has conquered virtually every internet-connected platform on Earth: phones, tablets, desktop, servers, and thousands of devices in the Internet of Things.
💡 The language has conquered the web and has even made its way into space.
🎉 The language has even applications in machine learning, blockchain, and IoT its scope is tremendous.
Frontend web development:
Backend web development:
little wonder several big tech companies such as Walmart, Paypal, Netflix, Linkedin, Groupon (to name a few), were quick to adopt Node.js
Many company prefer this because it eliminates the need for building two separate codes for iOS and Android, it is cost-effective and easier to build and maintain. All this without actually trading off quality.
Some companies that power their mobile application with React Native are:
Slack, Bloomberg, Airbnb, Instagram, Skype.
Notable desktop applications built with Electron.js are:
Slack, Whatsapp, Microsoft Teams, Invision, Figma, Visual Studio Code, Twitch, Atom Text Editor
As always, if there are other notable mentions that I missed, or you have an opinion or correction to make, you are more than welcome to share it on the comment below.