JavaScript is Often Underrated

I’ve been a web app dev for the past 2.5 years or so. Throughout that time, I can sum up my javascript experience as being limited to only what was needed to implement a specific feature or fix a bug in legacy applications. That needs to change now. Looking around at what frameworks and best practices web apps are following, they all are encompassed by javascript.

Angular, React, Vue are the three frameworks I’m looking at learning next, all of which rely on javascript. Want to make a desktop application that is cross compatible between Linux, Windows, and macOS? Javascript. Want to make a mobile app that works on iOS and Android? Javascript.

Rather than learning a new framework like I was planning on doing, I’m instead going to the root source of the solution, and get a better understanding of the language they’re based on. I personally think this is a more marketable skill than only knowing one of these frameworks, and look forward to eventually translating this language into apps using them. But for now, it’s back to the basics.

For those interested, I’m reading through the book Secrets of the JavaScript Ninja (Second Edition). The reviews and suggestions I’ve found on learning javascript place this book in high regard. So far, I think it’s pretty good!


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