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Discussion on: Vanilla Javascript or it has to be node js?

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peerreynders profile image
peerreynders • Edited on

To put it differently - there is no "Vanilla JavaScript" on the server side.

"Vanilla JavaScript" (Vanilla JS) refers to plain JavaScript (without frameworks) running against the Web APIs as they are exposed by a browser (i.e. client side) runtime.

On the server side you could talk about:

which means using the specific server side JavaScript runtime without any additional packages.

For example for Node.js Express is just one of many frameworks intended to make the development of server rendered web sites somewhat less tedious (MDN: Express Tutorial: The Local Library website).

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Thank you so much. Had to read up more.