By Mike Peat
Date: Friday, 26 August 2011 11:20
Duration: 30 minutes
Target audience: Any
Language: English
Tags: development javascript web web_2.0

Why is one of the world's most widely used programming languages also one of the least understood (and most misunderstood and maligned)?

Most developers will use, or have used, JavaScript - many will even claim to "know JavaScript" - so why do so many find it a source of endless frustration and pain?

A big part of the answer lies in the fact that JavaScript is not the trivial web-page scripting language it first appears, but a bijou power-house. Indeed in many ways it is quite different from most other mainstream programming languages.

It is also the one language that no modern developer can afford to ignore.

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