– It’s easy to get started
– It has a wide variety of uses
– It can be used on both front and back end of websites
– It’s easy to build simple applications with it
– You can create something tangible with it
“I want to learn to code. Where should I start?”
If you’ve asked yourself this question, chances are you’ve been overwhelmed by the sheer number of programming languages and resources out there for someone starting out in web development. Free Code Camp is a great resource for getting started, but even then there are several different languages you can choose from. What if you’re not sure which one is best to start with?
When I was a beginner, one of the things that kept me from learning to program was the perception that I had to learn so many different languages. Why do we have so many? At the same time, this is also what’s great about programming: there are unlimited opportunities to learn new things. But, for beginners, it can be daunting – How do you even get started?
In the beginning, JS was thought of as a little toy language that could only be used for simple actions such as form validation, or changing an image when you roll over it with your mouse. However, with the continued growth of its use, programmers now use JS for complex web applications such as video games and large projects. It can be used to make interactive slideshows, calculators, navigation menus, pop-up windows, and much more.