JavaScript Powa{3}

by Bernard T
The article I read,  which was published by Wired had to do with the power of JavaScript. It spoke about how Java was being taught to non technical employees of a company through a website called “Codecademy” in order to educate them about certain code languages, specifically JavaScript.  Codecademy does not just focus on JavaScript however it also offers training in Ruby and Python. These languages were not intended to be used by big companies to handle their back-end infrastructure, according to the article, but it seems to have found its way into the enterprise level. JavaScript was not intended for that but some in the industry seems to have adopted the language to do so. According to the web “back-end are terms used to characterize program interfaces and services relative to the initial user of these interfaces and services. (The “user” may be a human being or a program.)” Front-end, of course is the part of the application that users interact with directly. Numerous media and publishing companies have recently hired so many web programmers that they say that this is mainly the reason why these languages have found their way to the back-end.

This article was interesting to me and hopefully to others who read this because it made me realize that JavaScript can be used as a foundation to write applications. When I was browsing around the web for articles related to JavaScript I read from numerous sources how this once obscure language is now becoming more powerful. An example of this power is when I saw a site run Linux on a browser through a JavaScript based X86 emulator. That’s right! Linux OS running on a Web browser with all its glory less any kind of GUI, but who needs that, its Linux after all. I was amazed to know that this was all accomplished by JavaScript, it showed the versatility of JavaScript. It made me realize the possibilities.

Overall, I learned that JavaScript is not just a simple script language but a powerful tool in the hands of those who can use them. Hopefully that will be some of us. I also learned from all the research is that, as our Professor points out, there are a lot of job opportunities out there for those who know how to use this script. I also suggest that people try out Codecademy, from what people say it helps whoever uses it to be more familiar with the JavaScript language, I tried it myself for a little bit and plan to use it more and so far it was very educating.

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Linux through JavaScript on a browser:


Garling, C. (2012, January 6). Website gives coding lessons to rogue employees. Retrieved from, Gilbertson, S. (2011, March 18). Yes virginia, that is linux running on javascript. Retrieved from