JavaScript Enhanced

by Joeydes M
Summary:

This article talks about four major benefits of using JavaScript in web development. First, the inexpensive way of developing in JavaScript and the fact that all you need is notepad essentially to develop working and usable code. Second, it talks about the server side appeal and how you can effectively interact with JAVA and a database engine fairly easily and efficiently. Third, the author boasts about the implementation of JavaScript already on major sites, like Facebook and Netflix. These sites have enormous functionality and a massive audience which is why they need appealing and efficient sites. Lastly, the ability to develop code and link it to your page is attractive. People can make changes to the entire site only having to modify code in one place. This is also a common practice with CSS. Also, the author talks about the effect JavaScript has on the client side scripting and interaction, User Experience.

Opinions:

This is a very good article and would give a newbie some good insight on the functionality and the reason to learn/develop in JavaScript. Having developed in this language I am very pleased with it and love the client functionality. There are also numerous libraries that can be used in your development things like JQuery can not only enhance the appearance and usability of your site, it is easy to implement and use.

The important of client side scripting has never been as it is now. With the more and more intense and complex a site gets the more bandwidth is needed. this then leads to a lot of server request and can slow down a site which will then turn people off of the site. JavaScript enables you to take the load off the back end and let the users computer do the work, this undoubtedly makes for a better experience and then produces more traffic and more exposure. Sites like face book have mastered this and Netfilx depends on it.

Cite:

Strom, David. “The Resurrection Of Javascript.” Eweek 24.36 (2007): 20. Academic Search Premier. Web. 4 Nov. 2011.