JavaScript is the Netscape-developed object scripting language used in millions of web pages and server applications worldwide. In a nutshell, JavaScript is a dynamic scripting language supporting prototype based object construction. JavaScript is known for it being lightweight, interpreted, and object-oriented language with first-class functions. The basic syntax is intentionally similar to both Java and C++ to reduce the number of new concepts required to learn the language.

Why should businesses consider JavaScript for web development?

  • JavaScript is easy, adaptable, and a useful scripting language that is used to improve the functionality among websites.
  • No matter which technology you use on the server, JavaScript can be used to provide a rich front-end.
  • JavaScript can be used to create visual-effects on screen, calculating data and performing processing on web pages.
  • JavaScript can be used on the client side or the user’s processor. This simply relieves strain on the web server.
  • Being able to create JavaScript code on user’s computer, the processing is done immediately, making JavaScript comparatively faster.

JavaScript Web Application Development


Node.js is a platform built on Chrome’s JavaScript runtime for easily building fast, scalable network applications. Node.js uses an event-driven, non-blocking I/O model that makes it lightweight and efficient, perfect for data-intensive real-time applications that run across distributed devices.


Ember.js is an open-source client-side JavaScript web application framework based on the model-view-controller (MVC) software architectural pattern. 


AngularJS is an open-source web application framework maintained by Google and a community of individual developers and corporations to address many of the challenges encountered in developing single-page applications. Its goal is to simplify both development and testing of such applications.


Backbone.js is a JavaScript library with a RESTful JSON interface and is based on the model–view–presenter (MVP) application design paradigm. Backbone is known for being lightweight.