JavaScript (JS) is one of the most popular programming languages. Based on many rankings, it is placed on the top of the most used developers’ languages. JS is a scripting language that provides a wide range of applications. Most people associate it with websites, where it works perfectly. However, they are not the only ones. In this article, we are presenting, 5 projects in which JavaScript will fulfill its task.

WWW websites

Could not be different. JavaScript dominated websites. This tendency is possible due to the fact that JS provides developers with the ability to create broad functionalities, such as page interactivity, event handling, building of navigation elements and validation of forms. It is worth noting that when creating websites in JS, knowledge of HTML and CSS is necessary as well.

Desktop applications

JavaScript will also be great for creating computer applications. In this case, the Electron framework is used. It deals with “hard” parts, thanks to which it enables focusing work on the development of the created product’s core. It is worth distinguishing Electron also for the fact that the application written with its help is possible to run on many operating systems, such as Windows, MacOS or Linux. A very popular example of an application that was created with the help of JS and Electron is the Slack program, used for Internet communication.

Server applications

Server code in JavaScript is most often written using the Node.js platform. The server application is used to receive data from the user, who sends it via the interface. Such data can be saved, for example, in the form of a database, i.e. on the server disk – the computer it is enabled on.

The second functionality is the transfer of data in the reverse direction to the user. In this case, either the user themselves ask the server for data (for example by clicking on a specific button) or the server knows itself how to send such data.

Hybrid applications

It is a type of application that combines elements of both native and internet applications. The first ones are developed to a specific platform and then are installed on a computer device. In turn, internet applications are not installed, but are made available on the Internet via browser. Hybrid applications are very often mentioned in the context of portable computers. The creation of such applications is enabled by JavaScript.

Summing up

JavaScript, not without a reason, has so much interest on the developers’ part. It is a comprehensive language that provides a developer with a wide range of possibilities. The versatility of JS is also associated with high quality. Considering these factors, it is expected that in the following years, the popularity of JavaScript will remain at least at the same level.