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Javascript definition

JavaScript is a programming language. It allows to implement elements and animations on a web page. Unlike other programming languages, it allows you to create updated dynamic content. 

It is one of the most popular and widely used languages in the world. Because it allows to create logic between the functionalities of a website.

History of Javascript

It was created in 1995 by the company Netscape and has long been used as a tool for search engines. It allowed the creation of interactive web pages, i.e., it allows animations with the mouse or clips. 

Since then, many investments and companies have made it possible to democratize it. It is possible thanks to it to set up web and mobile applications, apps that require updated information, online ordering services or mobile video games. 

Often accompanied by codes such as CSS or HTML, JavaScript can be considered as one of the fundamental technologies of the World Wide Web.

What are the uses of Javacript?

It is mainly used to improve the ergonomics of websites but also user interfaces to add interactivity. It is often JavaScript that is behind the aesthetic effects found on these interfaces. 

What makes it such a popular language is that it allows to execute a code without necessarily reloading a page. This is possible thanks to the execution of tasks that is done by the browser on the computer used rather than from the web server. By activating mainly on the client computer, it also allows to improve the speed of loading, the ergonomics of the pages and also, the referencing.