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What is JavaScript?

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JavaScript is a dynamic scripting language developed by Netscape to enable web developers to create interactive sites. JavaScript support is integrated into all the major web browsers including Safari, Firefox and Internet Explorer.

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It allows users to freely interact with and control the web content via client-side scripts. Since JavaScript is an interpreted language, no specific IDE (Integrated Development Environment) is required to create executable code. Regular text editors like Notepad can be used to write JavaScript.

Despite the fact it shares some features and structures with the Java language, JavaScript was developed independently and is not part of the Java platform.

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