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View Javascript is the gateway drug.mkd

Javascript is the gateway drug. It's the one language that everyone seems to learn or dabble in no matter what stack they started on. It has become the great equalizer, offering access to all the platforms because javascript runs on all those platforms. Even targeting mobile, first came things like PhoneGap and Titanium, followed by new bridges like React Native and Nativescript. It is an exciting time to be a developer; you can learn Javascript and build anything.

Becoming the Gateway

Javascript started in the browser. As it has become more and more popular, it has expanded to include other platforms. You can now build Minecraft mods with Javascript. You can control drones with javascript. You can even write code that runs on the xBox now with javascript.

Javascript became the great equalizer because it was the only language you could count on running in the browser. Sure, you had options like Flash & Java, but they required add-ons to work in the browser. Javascript became the language to use when bui

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