JavaScript meetup at HackerEarth

JavaScript is one of the most important programming languages in the world.

On this thread in Quora, Mattias Petter Johansson, a JS developer at Spotify, explained why learning JavaScript is important for web developers.

He said, "I'm extremely confident that JavaScript will be one of the top 3 most important languages to know within the next 10 years.

  • All browsers have JavaScript interpreters built in. No other languages have this tremendous advantage, and it's unlikely this will change soon.
  • JavaScript is a pretty darn nice language once you get past the little annoyances. If you have a hard time swallowing the shortcomings, try CoffeeScript, it's pretty!
  • Functions as objects is extremely, extremely powerful. Programming JavaScript is like throwing around super-intelligent play-doh that can be re-molded mid-air.
  • There is not one, but THREE ultra-fast JavaScript engines around (FireFox SpiderMonkey, Google V8 and Safari JavaScriptCore) and they are all fiercely competing to become faster and faster.
  • node.js has created a tremendous amount of funky back-end frameworks for JavaScript. http://meteor.com is just insanely cool, if you haven't tried it.
  • http://codeacademy.com
  • http://jsfiddle.net
  • There are currently four hojillion kabillion different combinations of operating systems, devices and screen sizes around, and I see no indication of this fragmentation stopping. This in combination with browsers getting more and more powerful, and bandwidth getting cheaper and more reliable, more and more applications will be built as web apps instead of native."

In a world where Python and Ruby are considered the most important languages, I think the emphasis on learning JavaScript isn't as much as it can and should be.

So when the Bangalore JavaScript team wanted to run a meetup at HackerEarth, we were happy to help out.

Do block out your calendars for their meetup on 24th January. Stay tuned for more updates from the JavaScript team on these apps:

The awesome Manan Bharara from ThoughtWorks New Delhi will speak about JavaScript DevOPS: Automating everything JavaScript during this meetup.

About the Author

Raghu Mohan
Raghu is an engineering grad handles Marketing at HackerEarth. Prior to this, he was an editor at YourStory.com. When he’s not working, you can find him at the nearest music shop having a jam session.
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