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logo-javascriptJavaScript is a popular programming language that can be used with all major web browsers to provide rich, interactive web applications. It was first released in 1995 with a web browser called Netscape Navigator 2.0. Despite the name, JavaScript does not share much in common with the Java programing language, although a Google project called GWT does provide a way to create JavaScript applications using Java.

This guide will show you how to use JavaScript to create a number of web based applications, how JavaScript can be used with new web standards like HTML5, as well as highlighting some of the limitations of JavaScript.

Latest Articles on Javascript
Using JavaScript to Validate Forms

There is nothing as stressful for the web developer as having some user abuse your HTML web forms. The sad truth is that this kind of abuse will never end. JavaScript form validation...

Google Chrome for Linux: Why V8 Bests WebKit's JavaScript Engine

The Chromium Project chose The V8 JavaScript engine over Webkit's for use in Google Chrome for Linux. Armed with even a cursory understanding of V8's efficient run-time platform...

Detect Browser Type With the Navigator Object

If you've ever wondered how to check which browsers are used to view your website, the JavaScript navigator object holds all of the answers....

Google Chrome for Linux: The V8 JavaScript Engine

The whole is greater than the sum of its parts. If Google Chrome for Linux is "the whole", then the V8 JavaScript engine is one of its key parts. Like Chrome, V8 is the consequence...

Most Popular Articles on Javascript
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    Using JavaScript to Create a Mailto Function

    Creating a JavaScript mailto function is simple and requires only a basic knowledge of JavaScript. Read more on learn more and see a complete example of the code you would use....

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    JavaScript Tutorial: Writing to a Text File

    A very common question that many of us look for is that whether it is really possible to write to a text file using JavaScript. This article will help you a lot if you are looking for the same....

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    Using JavaScript to Ping

    Have you ever wondered how to check if a domain, IP address or website exists and is up and running? With a little JavaScript ping source code you can actually do it from your web browsers. This guide...

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    An Introduction to the Canvas Element

    The canvas element, along with some advancements in JavaScript engines, gives web developers the opportunity to create detailed and interactive 2D HTML web pages without any 3rd party plugins. This article...

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    Animations

    Here we add the ability to display animated objects on the HTML canvas element...

More About Javascript
Enabling JavaScript in Internet Explorer

JavaScript is one of the more common scripting languages on the Internet, but not all web browsers have it turned on. Enabling JavaScript only takes a few moments, though Internet Explorer...

How to Enable JavaScript on Your PC

Many websites require javascript to run properly, so have you ever asked yourself, "How do I enable javascript on my computer?" In this article, you'll learn how to...