JavaScript only has traction in two areas: client-side web and back end with Node. Its incursion into all other areas is very limited. For example, in mobile, cross-platform apps are nowhere near as desirable as native apps written in Java (for Android) and Objective-C/Swift (for iOS). In games and graphics, JavaScript is available as UnityScript for the Unity game platform, but here C# is much more common. In IoT, JavaScript has lots of competition from Python, Java, Perl and esp. C. In desktop, C++ and Java continue to rule. And so on. If JavaScript is in any sense of the word “popular,” it’s only in client-side web and Node. So stop dreaming.

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