ALL software have bugs, no matter how thoroughly you test them. However, that isn’t the point. Web software, and JavaScript in particular, have a well-deserved reputation for unreliability. We IT veterans, as well as those in academia, understand the stringency of software engineering, so we recognize good languages that support proper engineering and bad languages that endanger its implementation. We will always trust Java and C# a lot more than we trust JavaScript, esp. for software engineering at scale. I reiterate: If all you want to do is whip up a modest size web application, JavaScript is fine. Go for it. But if you’re going to write mission-critical applications for the enterprise, or large apps that demand high reliability, then you better pay close attention to your language of choice. JavaScript does not stand up to scrutiny, no way, no how.

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