5 Reasons Why JavaScript is a Big Deal in 2015

JavaScript is becoming the lingua franca of programming languages. As Yad Faeq mentions in our podcast episode, there are numerous reasons this is happening. Compile-time support: CoffeeScript and TypeScript both allow catching of errors at compile-time, which is useful in a dynamic language like JavaScript. Server-side compatibility: this has been around for awhile but Node.js raises the bar on JavaScript compile time by going straight to machine code via V8, with no bytecode

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