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JavaScript Is the Future

Recorded:
May 13, 2021
Released:
May 19, 2021
Modified:
May 20, 2021

In this episode Matt and Mike discuss something that most (if not all) web developers have heard about - JavaScript. JavaScript can take your web pages to the next level with all kinds of cool animations, interactions, and more...but...if you're new to web development you may not know all the power that is behind this seemingly simplistic language. Beyond that first glance JavaScript can do all kinds of things like make mobile apps, run website backends, and even (although in its infancy) power AR and VR technologies. Come learn all about JavaScript and why it has a high potential of taking over our futures by tuning into this episode!

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Show Notes

What is HTML All The Things

HTML All The Things is a web development podcast and discord community which was started by Matt and Mike, developers based in Ontario, Canada.

The podcast speaks to web development topics as well as running a small business, self-employment, and time management. You can join them for both their successes and their struggles as they try to manage to expand their Web Development business without stretching themselves too thin.

What's This One About?

In this episode Matt and Mike discuss something that most (if not all) web developers have heard about - JavaScript. JavaScript can take your web pages to the next level with all kinds of cool animations, interactions, and more...but...if you're new to web development you may not know all the power that is behind this seemingly simplistic language. Beyond that first glance JavaScript can do all kinds of things like make mobile apps, run website backends, and even (although in its infancy) power AR and VR technologies. Come learn all about JavaScript and why it has a high potential of taking over our futures by tuning into this episode!

Show Notes

1:35 - What is JavaScript?
7:50 - V8 engine optimization
10:30 - ECMAScript facilitates fast new feature rollout
11:55 - Cross platform compatibility
34:50 - Full Stack development
36:55 - Massive community support

The future of JavaScript

41:30 - TypeScript
45:00 - Blockchain development
47:05 - Machine learning
48:55 - Virtual/Augmented reality

Corrections

  • V8 JavaScript engine is used in Chromium based browsers. Safari and Firefox have their own JavaScript engineers. The claim that all browsers use the V8 engine was straight up wrong in the podcast. Sorry about that!

Key Takeaways

  • You can build anything with JavaScript. Web Apps, Mobile Apps, Web sites, Games, Desktop apps, and so on. Great starter language to learn and be able to accomplish almost any task.
  • JavaScript is easy to get started with because of it's growing popularity and huge community. The community creates amazing tutorials and courses to easily teach anyone programming and web development.

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