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JavaScript is a programming language that is used to make web pages interactive. It is a client side scripting language which means that it runs on the visitor’s computer and doesn’t require constant downloads from your website. JavaScript is often used to create polls and quizzes.

JavaScript and Java

Are these similar languages? No, they are two completely different computer languages with different uses. Only their names are similar. If you want to learn about Java instead, we have a whole other resource section on Java.

What does JavaScript look like?

Here is a small snippet of a JavaScript function that creates an alert box!

This function will create an alert box on the viewer’s computer that contains the text ‘JavaScript ftw!’.


We strongly recommend that you have a firm understanding of HTML before attempting to learn JavaScript. In particular, reviewing the HTML Lesson on Elements will be beneficial. To maximize your efficiency, we also recommend that you have a basic understanding of CSS as well.

Common Uses

  • Here are some things that JavaScript can do for your website!
  • Validating a from ”before” it is submitted
  • Unburdening busy servers
  • Handling cookies
  • Client-side “CGIs”

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