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Pros of JavaScript
Pros of WebGL
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    Can be used on frontend/backend
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    It's everywhere
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    Lots of great frameworks
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    Light weight
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    You can't get a device today that doesn't run js
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    Non-blocking i/o
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  • 55
    Extended functionality to web pages
  • 49
    Relatively easy language
  • 46
    Executed on the client side
  • 30
    Relatively fast to the end user
  • 25
    Pure Javascript
  • 21
    Functional programming
  • 15
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    Setup is easy
  • 12
    Future Language of The Web
  • 12
    Its everywhere
  • 11
    Because I love functions
  • 11
    JavaScript is the New PHP
  • 10
    Like it or not, JS is part of the web standard
  • 9
    Everyone use it
  • 9
    Expansive community
  • 9
  • 9
    Can be used in backend, frontend and DB
  • 8
    Easy to hire developers
  • 8
    No need to use PHP
  • 8
    For the good parts
  • 8
    Can be used both as frontend and backend as well
  • 8
  • 8
    Most Popular Language in the World
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    Evolution of C
  • 7
    Hard not to use
  • 7
  • 7
    Its fun and fast
  • 7
    Supports lambdas and closures
  • 7
    Love-hate relationship
  • 7
    Photoshop has 3 JS runtimes built in
  • 7
  • 7
    It's fun
  • 7
    Popularized Class-Less Architecture & Lambdas
  • 7
    Agile, packages simple to use
  • 6
    Can be used on frontend/backend/Mobile/create PRO Ui
  • 6
    1.6K Can be used on frontend/backend
  • 6
    Client side JS uses the visitors CPU to save Server Res
  • 6
    It let's me use Babel & Typescript
  • 6
    Easy to make something
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    Client processing
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    Scope manipulation
  • 5
    Function expressions are useful for callbacks
  • 5
    Stockholm Syndrome
  • 5
    Promise relationship
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    What to add
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    Only Programming language on browser
  • 4
    Because it is so simple and lightweight
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    Easy to understand
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    Subskill #4
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    Easy to learn
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    Hard to learn
  • 1
    Not the best
  • 0
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    Cons of JavaScript
    Cons of WebGL
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      A constant moving target, too much churn
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      Horribly inconsistent
    • 15
      Javascript is the New PHP
    • 9
      No ability to monitor memory utilitization
    • 8
      Shows Zero output in case of ANY error
    • 7
      Thinks strange results are better than errors
    • 6
      Can be ugly
    • 3
      No GitHub
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    • 0
      HORRIBLE DOCUMENTS, faulty code, repo has bugs
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      What is JavaScript?

      JavaScript is most known as the scripting language for Web pages, but used in many non-browser environments as well such as node.js or Apache CouchDB. It is a prototype-based, multi-paradigm scripting language that is dynamic,and supports object-oriented, imperative, and functional programming styles.

      What is WebGL?

      It is integrated completely into all the web standards of the browser allowing GPU accelerated usage of physics and image processing and effects as part of the web page canvas. Its elements can be mixed with other HTML elements.

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      What are some alternatives to JavaScript and WebGL?
      TypeScript is a language for application-scale JavaScript development. It's a typed superset of JavaScript that compiles to plain JavaScript.
      Node.js uses an event-driven, non-blocking I/O model that makes it lightweight and efficient, perfect for data-intensive real-time applications that run across distributed devices.
      Dart is a cohesive, scalable platform for building apps that run on the web (where you can use Polymer) or on servers (such as with Google Cloud Platform). Use the Dart language, libraries, and tools to write anything from simple scripts to full-featured apps.
      It adds syntactic sugar inspired by Ruby, Python and Haskell in an effort to enhance JavaScript's brevity and readability. Specific additional features include list comprehension and de-structuring assignment.
      Java is a programming language and computing platform first released by Sun Microsystems in 1995. There are lots of applications and websites that will not work unless you have Java installed, and more are created every day. Java is fast, secure, and reliable. From laptops to datacenters, game consoles to scientific supercomputers, cell phones to the Internet, Java is everywhere!
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