JavaScript, also known as ECMAScript, is a prototype-based, object-oriented scripting language that is dynamic, weakly typed and has first-class functions. It is also considered a functional programming language like Scheme and OCaml because it has closures and supports higher-order functions.

JavaScript is an implementation of the ECMAScript language standard and is primarily used in the form of client-side JavaScript, implemented as part of a web browser in order to provide enhanced user interfaces and dynamic websites. This enables programmatic access to computational objects within a host environment.

JavaScript's use in applications outside web pages - for example in PDF documents, site-specific browsers and desktop widgets is also significant. Newer and faster JavaScript VMs and frameworks built upon them (notably Node.js) have also increased the popularity of JavaScript for server-side web apps.

JavaScript uses syntax influenced by that of C. JavaScript copies many names and naming conventions from Java, but the two languages are otherwise unrelated and have very different semantics. The key design principles within JavaScript are taken from the Self and Scheme programming languages.

The main advantage of using Javascript is that it makes our site interactive and dynamic. Our website responds as soon as the user performs some action.Moreover, it can be used to make several applications like clocks, widgets, extensions, popups, drop down menus,progress bar, albums,ticker etc. We will also introduce some built in javascript libraries like Jquery, which further adds to the functionality of the websites.

So, lets start learning Javascript with some basic terms and definations. We will also give some working applications example during our tutorials

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