WHAT IS JAVASCRIPT?

JavaScript (also known as JS) is a high-level programming language mainly used to create and control website content. It is characterized as a lightweight, weakly-typed & object-based scripting language that is more understandable by non-developers.

JavaScript enables interactive web pages with complex designs, and is typically utilized to deliver user-friendly experiences. It is supported by most web and mobile browsers including Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Internet Explorer, Edge and Opera.

The vast majority of websites use JS. It’s one of the most widespread technologies of the Internet, alongside HTML and CSS. This language allows for interactive web pages and is an integral part of web applications; almost every major web browser has dedicated JavaScript engines to execute it.

BENEFITS OF USING JAVASCRIPT

JavaScript can be easily used and applied for a wide variety of purposes, from simply enhancing the functionality of a website to running games and web-based software.

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Works on the Client-Side

JavaScript code snippets don’t require to be sent to the server to be processed, saving the load on this side. The JavaScript codes in a website get processed using the resources on the user’s system.
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Offline Support and App Stores

With JavaScript development, apps can be usable and responsive, even in the absence of an active Internet connection.
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Versatility

JavaScript is a universal Front-End platform which means it plays nicely with other languages and can be used in a huge variety of applications. It can be inserted into any web page regardless of the file extension and be used inside scripts written in other languages such as Perl and PHP.
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Speed

JavaScript is very fast because any code functions can be run immediately instead of waiting for an answer from the server. Also, JavaScript Development means that changes in the UI (that do not impact the data) can be done without additional communication with the server.
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Platform Independent

It is a free technology and doesn’t require you to go through any installation or configuration procedure.
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Updates

Ever since version 5 of EcmaScript was released, the language has benefited from continuous improvements and features at a rapid pace. Ecma International, the governing body in charge of Javascript, has vowed to improve the language yearly. This is also augmented by the fact that browser support is currently much faster and standardized.

COMMON APPLICATIONS OF JAVASCRIPT

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Web Development

JavaScript is a client scripting language which is used for creating web pages. It is used when a webpage needs to be dynamic and add special effects on pages, like rollover, roll out and other types of graphics.
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Web Applications Development

The most important thing that can be done with JavaScript is building applications without web contexts. It interacts with the browser without sending messages to the servers. JavaScript uses Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) that provide extra powers to the code.
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Game Development

JavaScript is also useful to create leisure games. The combination of JavaScript and HTML5 makes JavaScript popular in game development. It provides the Ease JS library which gives simple solutions to work with rich graphics.

WHAT TYPES OF PROJECTS CAN BE DEVELOPED USING JAVASCRIPT?

At BairesDev, we have developed several projects using JavaScript programming language:

THE BENEFITS OF OUTSOURCING JAVASCRIPT DEVELOPMENT

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Time Difference

Time Difference

Outsourcing hubs like India have a large time difference with North America, making it difficult to work on real-time projects. In Latin America, there is just a small 1-3 hours difference (ET), so briefings and project management are much faster and efficient.

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High English Proficiency

High English Proficiency

According to the EF English Proficiency Index 2017, some Latin American countries have overtaken India and China in language proficiency and all of them are climbing in English level, with Argentina at the region’s top. Your company can take advantage of bilingual developers and project managers to establish clear feedback cycles.

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Global Proximity

Global Proximity

Our main offices are located across Latin American countries offering the possibility to have face-to-face visits with your software development team.

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IT Talent

IT Talent

Stack Overflow provides statistics showing that there are more skilled programmers from Peru (24k), Colombia (21k), Chile (18k), Argentina (16k), and Brazil (14k) compared to other global IT hotspots like India (13k) and China (13k).

MOST USED JAVASCRIPT FRAMEWORKS

The main reason why JavaScript is one of the Top 10 programming languages relies on JavaScript Frameworks:

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AngularJS

Is the most popular and efficient JS framework when creating dynamic single-page web applications, essentially because it has a variety of features that allow building almost everything. It’s main benefit relies on the loading speed of web pages, as Angular expects the browser to build the page. This means that the server load is reduced, resulting in faster page loading.
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Ember.js

Developers use this framework to create single-page applications or complex and multi-feature web applications and websites. One of its main characteristics is its friendly API as it is very easy to understand and to work with.
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ReactJS

Is was created by Facebook and has gained a lot of popularity in the last few years. React is a popular framework when operating with dynamic user interfaces of web pages that have high incoming traffic.
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Vue.js

Is the fastest growing open-source JS framework, attractive because of it’s dual integration development model. This feature gives you the freedom to mix and match Vue components into your projects resulting in high-end single-page applications.

WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN JAVASCRIPT AND JAVA?

Java and JavaScript are two distinctive programming languages, written and executed differently. Each one has its own applications and purposes.

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    Type Language.

    Java is a strongly-typed language while JavaScript is a weakly-typed language. Strongly-typed languages force you to define variables with data type restrictions instead of allowing everything. For example, if you define a variable as an integer, you can’t use this variable to store strings. This prevents you from writing certain types of bugs that only manifest themselves during execution.

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    Applications.

    Java tends to have a stronger foothold on enterprise applications, while JavaScript is closely related to the latest trends in Web Applications.

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    Debugging.

    With Java language, any structural problem with the code becomes apparent rapidly. It can solve issues in real-time as it is compiled before being run. On the other hand, if you are not careful with handling data types, you may find errors during execution.

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