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show more The entire Developer Programming Foundation course is taught in JavaScript, and this video explains why - starting with the fact that JavaScript is friendly for beginners but not just a beginner's language. This tutorial will also teach you the function of scripting languages and the importance of case sensitivity in programming. show less
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Why JavaScript?

When we were putting this course together, we decided we didn't want to be conceptual, we wanted to get hands on, and we talked a lot about what would be a good language to do this with. We wanted a language that was friendly for beginners but not just a beginner's language. It needed to be real. It needed to be popular and it needed to be relevant. Overall it needs to be a language that was good to explain these concepts. Now there are a lot of languages that fit the bill here, but very importantly we also wanted one that you could get started with without installing anything on any platform and that narrows the list down quite a bit.

So we decided to go with JavaScript. It's not the most powerful or the most flexible language out there, but it's certainly popular and it's certainly relevant, and it's a great language for exploring these concepts. So even if you had some other language in mind, JavaScript is a very practical language to know. But JavaScript is a lang...

Why JavaScript?
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The entire Developer Programming Foundation course is taught in JavaScript, and this video explains why - starting with the fact that JavaScript is friendly for beginners but not just a beginner's language. This tutorial will also teach you the function of scripting languages and the importance of case sensitivity in programming.

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