Javascripts to be leading the programming languages

The question you’re probably wondering is, what makes JavaScript so widely adopted and popular? Here are some good reasons I personally believe contributed to the popularity of JavaScript.


Early to Market

JavaScript was the first widely supported language which was implemented across all browsers. If you wanted to show a popup, only JavaScript could do that. That led to a natural path of world dominance, which we still see as of today.

The process of adoption over time is typically illustrated as a classic normal distribution or bell curve.

Rogers’ bell curve

JavaScript Code Is Executable on the Client and Server

We refer the client as the browser and the server as outside the browser context. You’re most likely reading the article on a browser or the native Medium app, which are both clients. The article is fetched from the server and served on the client.

In 2009, Node.js was released. Node.js is an open-sourcecross-platformJavaScript run-time environment that executes JavaScript code outside of a browser.