What is JavaScript?

Technical terms explained. Learn more about JavaScript

JavaScript (often shortened to JS) is a lightweight, interpreted, object-oriented language with first-class functions, and is best known as the scripting language for Web pages, but it’s used in many non-browser environments as well. It is a prototype-based, multi-paradigm scripting language that is dynamic, and supports object-oriented, imperative, and functional programming styles.

Source: https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Web/JavaScript/About_JavaScript

Alongside HTML and CSS, JavaScript is one of the three core technologies of World Wide Web content production.

Each of the many JavaScript engines represent a different implementation of JavaScript, all based on the ECMAScript specification, with some engines not supporting the spec fully, and with many engines supporting additional features beyond ECMA.

Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/JavaScript


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