JavaScript (JS) is the lifeblood of interactive web experiences. Often referred to as the “language of the web”, it’s a high-level, interpreted programming language that adds dynamic behavior to web pages.

Here’s a quick overview of JavaScript:

  • Client-side scripting: Primarily executes in web browsers, making web pages interactive and responsive to user actions (clicks, scrolls, etc.).
  • Lightweight and versatile: Enables tasks like data manipulation, animation, and creating user interfaces.
  • Event-driven: Responds to user interactions and other events, making web pages dynamic and engaging.
  • Multi-paradigm: Supports various programming styles like object-oriented, imperative, and functional programming, offering flexibility for different tasks.
  • Widely used: Nearly all modern websites (over 98%) use JavaScript, making it an essential skill for web developers.