JavaScript is a high-level programming language that is one of the core technologies of the World Wide Web. It is used as a client-side programming language by 97.8 percent of all websites. JavaScript was originally used only to develop web browsers, but they are now used for server-side website deployments and non-web browser applications as well.

Javascript was created in 1995 and was initially known as LiveScript. However, Java was a very popular language at that time, so it was advertised as a “younger brother” of Java. As it evolved over time, JavaScript became a fully independent language. Nowadays, JavaScript is often confused with Java, and although there are some similarities between them, the two languages are distinct.

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Javascript is the most popular programming language in the world and is in high demand among various organizations.

Level: Beginner to Intermediate

Skills Needed: HTML and CSS to define the content and layout of web pages

Platform: Cross-platform (desktop, mobile, web)

Popularity Among Programmers: The most popular programming language in the world

Easy to learn and implement
Used everywhere on the web
Can run immediately within the client-side browser
Reduces the demand on the website server

Downsides: Can sometimes be interpreted differently by different browsers which makes it difficult to write cross-browser code.

Degree of Use: Widely used; highly applicable