All hail JavaScript

If you are going to learn one programming language, we recommend that you learn JavaScript. Find out why.

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If you are in the market to bet on an Internet programming language stock, I have a hot tip for you: put your money in JavaScript.

JavaScript has improved dramatically in the past few years—with the release of HTML5, the rise of JavaScript frameworks such as Backbone.js, Ember.js, and Node.js, and the widespread adoption of JSON, JavaScript has never been so popular or so widely used. So Skillcrushers, hear ye, if you are going to learn programming, we recommend that you start with JavaScript.

Get started by learning about JavaScript and its many variations:

All About JavaScript

JavaScript is a programming language that helps make a web page interactive.

jQuery is a library of preset JavaScript tasks that makes it easy and fast to make your site interactive and fun.

JSON stands for JavaScript Object Notation and it’s one common way to pass information from a database to a website.

Node.js is a JavaScript framework that makes it possible to use JavaScript for backend development.