Which Programming Language Should You Learn for the Future?

JavaScript Has a Bright Future

ECMAScript is basically a standardized version of JavaScript that aims to improve on the language’s built-in weaknesses. ECMAScript 6, also known as ES6, was released in 2015 and played a huge role in revolutionizing the future value of the language. Learn more about how ES6 changed the face of JavaScript.

Since then, ECMAScript has been updating on a yearly schedule, with ES6/ES2015 followed by ES2016 and more recently ES2017. As of this writing, ES2018 has been in the works for many months and it’ll be several more months until it’s actually released. In addition, there’s always a future version in the works (codenamed ES.Next).

In other words, JavaScript is an evolving language that’s adapting the needs of its community and the needs of the world.

And let’s not forget the general growth in web development as a whole. Web apps are all the rage, and there’s no sign of this trend stopping. Many Internet of Things devices need their own custom web portals and interfaces. And as more mobile and desktop apps are written in JavaScript, they’ll still need JavaScript coders to maintain them in 5-10 years.

How to Learn JavaScript Right Now

We’ve looked at some great free resources for learning JavaScript, including a number of YouTube programming tutorial playlists (see the ones for JavaScript and Web Development). If you have some money to spare, you might also check out these JavaScript courses on Udemy.

Whatever you do, we highly recommend reading our article on tricks for mastering a new programming language. You’d also benefit from our comparison of the best JavaScript editors.

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