But…did it become a whole web app instantly?
While it was launched as a complete web application (for both client and server), it took lots of time to make that happen. However, it managed to become the standard programming language for front-end development.
Currently, it remains the only universally accepted interpreted for all web applications and browsers. Over the years, it has received many interesting upgrades, which make have made it suitable for backend programming too. As such, it has received a boost in its popularity because not only can it be used for client-side but as a server-side programming language too.
Even after Navigator died out, web browsers that came after it such as Internet Explorer, Firefox and Chrome, all adopted it.
- Autocomplete while filling forms
- Loading new content or data on a page without reloading it
- Dropdown menus and rollover effects
- Animating effects (relocating, resizing, fading etc.)
- Playing audio and video
Due to its wide choice of libraries, you can easily develop web-based slides and interactive decks. Its most popular and common libraries are BespokeJS and Reveal.
2. Web Development
Since it is a client scripting language, it proves helpful in front-end development such in the creation of dynamic web pages with special effects. It comes with support for external applications such as widgets and PDF documents etc.
3. Web Servers
Developers can create web servers using Node.JS as it gives an advantage that, it leverages the events of the previous call to get a notification and does not wait for its responses. This makes the servers created on Node.JS much faster as they do not transfer the chunks of data every time a call is made.
4. Mobile Application
When it comes to mobile applications, iOS and Android are the most popular operating systems. Since they are two separate operating systems, they require two different languages for development too.
· It decreases complications in web app development
· Its MEAN Stack has 4 components
· It can integrate well with many transpilers
· It develops responsive web pages
· It offers access to a wide library and frameworks