What is Javascript

JavaScript (/ˈdʒɑːvəˌskrɪpt/[6]), often abbreviated as JS, is a high-level, dynamic, weakly typed, prototype-based, multi-paradigm, and interpreted programming language. Alongside HTML and CSS, JavaScript is one of the three core technologies of World Wide Web content production. It is used to make webpages interactive and provide online programs, including video games. The majority of websites employ it, and all modern web browsers support it without the need for plug-ins by means of a built-in JavaScript engine. Each of the many JavaScript engines represent a different implementation of JavaScript, all based on the ECMAScript specification, with some engines not supporting the spec fully, and with many engines supporting additional features beyond ECMA.

JavaScript and Virtual Reality

Front-end development (using HTML, CSS, and JavaScript) is the art of creating the interactivity, animations, design, and style that draw users in. With a strong foundation in HTML & CSS basics, and then code out interactivity through JavaScript DOM manipulation. With those core principles in hand, students will be introduced to the p5.js and A-Frame libraries, with which they can build two- and three-dimensional art, animations, and even browser-based games. Students will have time to explore and build projects that will establish or build upon their portfolio as a designer and web developer. Download our course catalog for a more in-depth synopsis.

Try out Jady C.’s JavaScript-powered recipe finder, and play the Virtual Reality Maze that Holly A. made using the tools we cover in this course.

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