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JavaScript is a scripting language, primarily used for creating dynamic websites and programming web servers. It's a very popular language, and supports a variety of programming paradigms.
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About JavaScript

export function hello() {
  return 'Hello, World!';
};

ECMAScript is the standard that defines JavaScript, a programming language that allows web pages to be dynamic. It is an interpreted language, which means that it doesn't need to be compiled: instead the interpreter (such as a web browser) will parse the code and turn it into code that their machine can run - suitable for creating dynamic websites that can run on any browser* on any computer*!

JavaScript is not only for use in the browser. JavaScript runtimes, such as NodeJS and deno allow you to write, launch and serve requests on webservers. Other frameworks, such as Electron use JavaScript to write cross platform applications for Windows, Linux and Mac OS. Mobile app development is also a possibility, utilising react-native, ionic and various others, with expo now allowing to target Android, iOS and the web, all at once.

ECMAScript has grown to be one of the world’s most widely used general purpose programming languages. It is best known as the language embedded in web browsers but has also been widely adopted for server and embedded applications." — ECMA International Language Specification

Starting with the 6th edition (commonly known as ES2015 or ES6) in 2015, a new edition of the standard will be released each year. The 6th edition was a major update which brought many enhancements over ES5, including notably template strings, expressive arrow function syntax, and cleaner syntax for defining classes.

But because new syntax and features are coming to JavaScript each year, support for these changes is often incomplete in current browsers and the latest node. This doesn't mean we can't use it. Tools such as Babel offer transpilation for most features, allowing us to write as if it's the future.

Note: This track supports the latest ECMAScript syntax via Babel and the @babel/preset-env plugin, and new experimental features are enabled with each update of that plugin, matching the release of the specifications. It automatically adapts to your local node installation. This means you don't need to worry about what is and isn't supported.


* There is a small number of browsers that doesn't ship with a JavaScript runtime, or that has disabled JavaScript execution by default.

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Meet the JavaScript Track mentors

Once you join the JavaScript language track, you will receive support and feedback from our team of mentors. Here are the bios of a few of the mentors of this track.

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Rafael Galdencio LinkedIn

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Pano Papadatos GitHub

I'm a frontend developer in Maryland USA with experience in other areas as well (full stack, games, devOps etc). I am very interested in frontend architecture and user experience and I am most experienced in JavaScript (+ HTML + [S]CSS)
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Sean Fairchild https://github.com/sfairchild

I'm a senior Ruby dev professionally at my company. I have also worked a lot with JavaScript and most recently lead a team building a React app for one of our clients.
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John Turner https://github.com/johndturn

I've been working professionally with JavaScript for about 4 years. I currently help manage the FrontEnd team at Bento for Business, working in Angular, Ionic, and React. I also maintain a large-scale React SPA as a long-running side project. I'm excited to share what I've learned in my time with JavaScript, and learn from others as well!
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Raymond Price https://github.com/darthbob88

Professional developer for the past 7 years, primarily in JS and secondarily in C# and Typescript.
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Oliver Radini Oliver Radini

I'm a Javascript developer. I've been working with Javascript for around 5 years now. I really love to help beginners learn to program, and show people what a great language javascript can be.
Fun. Challenging. Interesting

Community-sourced JavaScript exercises

These are a few of the 104 exercises on the JavaScript track. You can see all the exercises here.

Resistor Color Duo
easy
strings
arrays
Meetup
medium
dates
equality
exception handling
time
conditionals
loops
React
hard
algorithms
events
reactive programming
Resistor Color Trio
medium
conditionals
loops
Word Count
easy
lists
regular expressions
strings
loops
Pig Latin
medium
games
regular expressions
strings
transforming
conditionals
loops
Passionate. Knowledgeable. Creative.

Meet the JavaScript Track maintainers

The JavaScript Maintainers are the brains behind the JavaScript Track. They spend their spare time creating interesting and challenging exercises that we can all learn from. We are incredibly grateful for their hard work. Here are the bios of a few of the maintainers of this track.

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Josh Goebel Blog: Running Blind

I mostly write Ruby & JavaScript (for fun and profit) but I dabble with TypeScript, Elixir, Nim, Arduino, and such.
Avatar of Derk-Jan Karrenbeld

Derk-Jan Karrenbeld My website

All-round programmer, manager and owner of a Dutch software agency specializing in bespoke and tailored code.
Avatar of Tejas Bubane

Tejas Bubane My blog

Primarily a Ruby & Javascript coder, getting better at functional programming, emacs lover.

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