JavaScript – The Programming Language of the Future Generation?

Over the last few years, one of the most widely circulated predictions in the web development sector is that JavaScript is the future . Once upon a time, many people did not want to recognize JavaScript as a programming language, how can JavaScript be a popular programming language for future generations?

I personally believe that JavaScript is the future. I’m personally a fanboy of JavaScript, having fallen in love with JavaScript after the last few years. Today’s blog is about why I fell in love with JavaScript, and why I think JavaScript will rule the web as a programming language in the future.

JavaScript as a client-side scripting language

The fact that JavaScript is the most popular front-end scripting language is not unknown. Along with HTML and CSS in front-end, JavaScript is a very important part. Until CSS 3, JavaScript was the most efficient medium for animation. Moreover, the dynamic functionalities of the web, dropdown, auto-complete, slideshow, form validation, Ajax, etc. are almost impossible without JavaScript. JavaScript is so popular on the front-end that 99% of websites now use JavaScript.

Server-side JavaScript:

After the release of Node.js in 2009, the JavaScript concept has changed. JavaScript is no longer limited to the client side. JavaScript started showing server-side games through NodeJS. And some great frameworks, ExpressJS, EmberJS, NextJS, MeteorJS, etc. have made JavaScript very popular with fullstack developers. Both front-end and back-end are being developed in the same language, which is a big advantage.

Moreover, JavaScript works several times faster when compared to other backend languages ​​due to Google’s V7 engine and ES6 standard. Speed, scalability, server resource optimization, all in all, JavaScript is already ahead of other programming languages.

Cross-platform programming language

JavaScript is not limited to front-end and back-end. There is no smart device that does not use JavaScript. All modern browsers, operating systems have JavaScript support. Speaking of device support, JavaScript support is available for everything from smartphones, computers, smart TVs, smart watches, to IoT devices. And JavaScript is not just limited to web development, it is available on the web as well as mobile apps, desktop apps, commandline apps, everywhere. JavaScript has dominated the mobile app development sector with React Native. JavaScript’s user base is growing day by day with the help of numerous popular electron applications on the desktop. The popular code editor VScode, Atom, interface design application Figma, messaging app Slack, Discord, Skype, etc. have been developed with JavaScript.

Atwood’s Law:
Any application that can be written in JavaScript, will eventually be written in JavaScript.

– Jeff Atwood

There are no applications that cannot be created with JavaScript. From basic blogs to AI applications, machine learning, everything can be made with JavaScript, not just that, it can be made much better. Moreover, there are millions of JavaScript packages to make the development work easier.

The world’s largest plugin / package library but occupied by JavaScript. NPM ( JavaScript’s Package Manager) has about one and a half million packages or plugins that are open to everyone.

The future of JavaScript

The big tech companies have already adopted JavaScript. So it can be said that the future of JavaScript is completely “fakfka”, haha. There is no reason not to believe that Atlantis will rule JavaScript in the next decade.

Occupying front-end full JavaScript, the journey of backend occupancy has begun. With the ever-evolving JavaScript based framework coming up, it’s not too late to capture the backend.

JavaScript is making good progress in machine learning through Google’s TensorFlow , and it is hoped that machine learning will also take over JavaScript.

Growth of JavaScript is seen in web development, mobile / desktop application development, artificial intelligence, machine learning, IoT, all sectors. I haven’t seen any other programming language used in so many places at once. If the growth of JavaScript continues like this, I don’t think it would be wrong to call it a programming language of the future.

Conclusion

It is not possible to say when the technology will be used in the programming sector with 100% guarantee. Maybe after 2 years we saw something better than JavaScript, then everyone will start adopting it. Looking at the growth of JavaScript over the last 10 years, one can understand how fast the tech industry moves. So nothing can be said with 100% certainty. But in 2021, learning JavaScript as a programming language will be a smart decision.