You may not be able to survive front-end web development without JavaScript, but for everything else in the world, you most certainly can.

I seriously know a lot more about JavaScript than you do. Here are the facts:

  • JavaScript is primarily used for front-end web development.
  • JavaScript has some traction server-side with Node, but Node is nowhere close to challenging the dominance of Java, Scala, C#, PHP, and other languages. According to W3Techs, Node.js is used by 0.4% of all websites.
  • JavaScript has some traction in mobile with React Native, but it’s nowhere close to challenging Java for Android and Objective-C/Swift for iOS. After all, React Native is less than three years old.
  • JavaScript has some traction in the desktop space with Electron, but it’s nowhere close to challenging Java (Swing, JavaFX) and C++ (Qt). After all, Electron is only four years old.
  • In everything else you can think of, JavaScript is a bit player, if it plays at all.

You need to stop drinking the damn Kool-Aid.

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