September 27, 2023

Empowering Software Development with JavaScript: Beyond Just Websites

In this insight publication, we discuss a popular programming language, the use of which has gone far beyond the boundaries of web development, for which it was originally intended.

JavaScript (JS) was the first programming language that allowed creating dynamic and interactive elements on browser web pages. It was created in 1995 by Brendan Eich at Netscape Communications Corporation. At the time, the tool was a real breakthrough. However, it is still very actively used to this day (we wrote about this in this trend publication).

The development of software based on JavaScript is a fundamental element of the modern web. JS is a multi-paradigm programming language that supports object-oriented, procedural, and functional programming. It is extremely versatile.

In 2012, Microsoft introduced TypeScript, which is a special layer above JavaScript. It adds static typing to the popular programming language, making the code more reliable, easier to read, and further debugging.

JavaScript is used in all frontend frameworks, including the most in-demand one today, React.

Web Development. JavaScript is the main language for creating dynamic and interactive elements for web pages. It runs in web browsers and allows you to create sliders, pop-up windows, forms, and other elements. The frontend frameworks React, Angular, and Vue are based on this programming language.

Mobile App Development. JavaScript is not limited to web development alone. The React Native framework, which is based on JavaScript, allows you to create cross-platform mobile applications (read about the difference between native and cross-platform mobile applications in our trend article) for iOS and Android.

Server-side Development. JavaScript is used in Node.js — an environment that executes this programming language outside the browser. Express.js, which simplifies writing backend (read about frontend and backend in our trend article), is often used based on it, regardless of the software type.

Desktop Application Development. For this task, a framework called Electron is used, which allows you to create software for macOS, Windows, and Linux using various web technologies, including HTML, CSS, and JavaScript.

Game Development. A large number of various frameworks with different purposes are based on JavaScript. With Phaser.js, for example, you can create exciting games that can be used directly through the browser, both alone and with other users in a multiplayer mode.

We have used JavaScript in a large number of our projects, which we talk about in the Case Studies section of our website. With it, we created web applications for businesses in Canada, the United States, and beyond North America, developed desktop applications, and wrote the server-side for software.

It is precisely this incredible versatility that makes JavaScript one of the most important and in-demand programming languages actively used for digital business transformation. Thanks to the most diverse frameworks, the possibilities of using JS are virtually limitless.

Ready to harness the power of JavaScript for your next project?


Nick Griс


Software Development

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