JavaScript

I did not know the first thing about JavaScript before this article (I’m seeing a trend here – there’s a lot I don’t know yet about computer coding). JavaScript is a “a cross-platform, object-oriented scripting language.” There’ s two sides to JavaScript: client-side JavaScript (allows the core language to respond to user clicks, inputs, and other interactions) and server-side JavaScript (this means the core language can communicate with other servers and databases). One thing I found interesting was the difference between Java and JavaScript (I thought they were the same thing). Java is an Object Oriented Programming (OOP) language and JavaScript is also an OOP, but it’s much simpler and allows for less complicated commands. The article recommends JavaScript for someone new to computer coding. JavaScript is object-oriented and Java is class-based. I wasn’t sure if JavaScript was a software, but I found out that it’s not a software but rather a type of coding language. I also found out it’s possible to write JavaScript in Adobe Dreamweaver CC. Now I wondered if I had to learn how to use JavaScript, but apparently there’s already pre-written JavaScript templates that can help a website become more interactive with the user. The article also mentioned the difference between HTML and JavaScript. JavaScript is much more interactive, while HTML is a markup language designed for defining static web page content. So not only are there different ways to code a website, but the web designer also has to take account of the level of interactives desired for the user to decide if he or she wants to code with HTML or JavaScript. Gosh my head hurts.

Sources: https://developer.mozilla.org/en US/docs/Web/JavaScript/Guide/Introduction and http://javascript.about.com/od/reference/p/javascript.htm

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