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JavaScript is a scripting language, primarily used for creating dynamic websites and programming web servers. It's a very popular language, and supports a variety of programming paradigms.
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About JavaScript

export function hello() {
  return 'Hello, World!';
};

ECMAScript is the standard that defines JavaScript, a programming language that allows web pages to be dynamic. It is an interpreted language, which means that it doesn't need to be compiled: instead the interpreter (such as a web browser) will parse the code and turn it into code that their machine can run - suitable for creating dynamic websites that can run on any browser* on any computer*!

JavaScript is not only for use in the browser. JavaScript runtimes, such as NodeJS and deno allow you to write, launch and serve requests on webservers. Other frameworks, such as Electron use JavaScript to write cross platform applications for Windows, Linux and Mac OS. Mobile app development is also a possibility, utilising react-native, ionic and various others, with expo now allowing to target Android, iOS and the web, all at once.

ECMAScript has grown to be one of the world’s most widely used general purpose programming languages. It is best known as the language embedded in web browsers but has also been widely adopted for server and embedded applications." — ECMA International Language Specification

Starting with the 6th edition (commonly known as ES2015 or ES6) in 2015, a new edition of the standard will be released each year. The 6th edition was a major update which brought many enhancements over ES5, including notably template strings, expressive arrow function syntax, and cleaner syntax for defining classes.

But because new syntax and features are coming to JavaScript each year, support for these changes is often incomplete in current browsers and the latest node. This doesn't mean we can't use it. Tools such as Babel offer transpilation for most features, allowing us to write as if it's the future.

Note: This track supports the latest ECMAScript syntax via Babel and the @babel/preset-env plugin, and new experimental features are enabled with each update of that plugin, matching the release of the specifications. It automatically adapts to your local node installation. This means you don't need to worry about what is and isn't supported.


* There is a small number of browsers that doesn't ship with a JavaScript runtime, or that has disabled JavaScript execution by default.

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Meet the JavaScript Track mentors

Once you join the JavaScript language track, you will receive support and feedback from our team of mentors. Here are the bios of a few of the mentors of this track.

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Isaiah Awotide GitHub Profile

I love JavaScript for its elegant syntax especially ES6, I am passionate about Financial Technologies, Bachelors in Economic Sciences with unusual passion for technology, I do anything Js.
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Andy An

I use JavaScript (React) at work and did Java, Python, PHP in the past. I'm always excited to learn and help!
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Anker Peet My blog - techbox32

I have been a software developer since 2016. The main languages I use are JavaScript and C#. I have mostly been working on applications for the healthcare industry.
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Jake Varness GitHub Page

I'm fascinated by all of the different practical applications that JavaScript has to offer. I've developed JavaScript professionally for many years, and have worked on single-page applications using Knockout.js/Durandal, as well as Node.js applications!
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Jonathan Hawley-Peters https://github.com/jonathanhawleypeters

For over a decade I've programmed as a hobby. In 2016 I started working as a web developer and receiving mentorship was a big part of what made that change possible. To me, mentoring people who are learning Javascript feels like a natural part of the progression and often brings me joy.
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Ian Fosbery https://www.codeguy.io

I've been a programmer for over 15 years. My day-to-day lately has been JS everywhere. Everywhere. I've really gotten into functional programming in recent years, which is how I tend to write Javascript. But, it can be written in many different ways and it's all about the context.
Fun. Challenging. Interesting

Community-sourced JavaScript exercises

These are a few of the 104 exercises on the JavaScript track. You can see all the exercises here.

Collatz Conjecture
easy
exception handling
integers
recursion
math
conditionals
loops
Largest Series Product
medium
exception handling
integers
regular expressions
strings
math
conditionals
loops
Spiral Matrix
medium
arrays
matrices
conditionals
loops
data structures
Hamming
easy
equality
strings
conditionals
loops
Wordy
medium
exception handling
parsing
pattern recognition
regular expressions
strings
conditionals
loops
Scale Generator
easy
loops
pattern recognition
strings
arrays
Passionate. Knowledgeable. Creative.

Meet the JavaScript Track maintainers

The JavaScript Maintainers are the brains behind the JavaScript Track. They spend their spare time creating interesting and challenging exercises that we can all learn from. We are incredibly grateful for their hard work. Here are the bios of a few of the maintainers of this track.

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Josh Goebel Blog: Running Blind

I mostly write Ruby & JavaScript (for fun and profit) but I dabble with TypeScript, Elixir, Nim, Arduino, and such.
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Derk-Jan Karrenbeld My website

All-round programmer, manager and owner of a Dutch software agency specializing in bespoke and tailored code.
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Tejas Bubane My blog

Primarily a Ruby & Javascript coder, getting better at functional programming, emacs lover.

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