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JavaScript Developers


JavaScript was created in 1995 by a developer named Brendan Eich during his time as an employee at Netscape Communications. It was first known as LiveScript and then Mocha, but its name was later changed to JavaScript when the company positioned the programming language as a Web “companion” for Java, an enterprise-level coding language.

JavaScript grew extremely popular in the ensuing years and was used to build Web sites and apps for Google, YouTube, Amazon, Facebook, eBay, LinkedIn, Twitter, Microsoft, PayPal, Netflix, and other major tech companies. It is estimated that more than 95 percent of Web sites use JavaScript to enable dynamic content. As a result, there is strong demand for JavaScript developers. Robert Half Technology, an information technology (IT) staffing firm, recently included JavaScript on its annual list of in-demand skills and expertise in both the United States and Canada.

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