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What is JavaScript?

JavaScript is most known as the scripting language for Web pages, but used in many non-browser environments as well such as node.js or Apache CouchDB. It is a prototype-based, multi-paradigm scripting language that is dynamic,and supports object-oriented, imperative, and functional programming styles.

What is HTML5?

HTML5 is a core technology markup language of the Internet used for structuring and presenting content for the World Wide Web. As of October 2014 this is the final and complete fifth revision of the HTML standard of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C). The previous version, HTML 4, was standardised in 1997.

What is Markdown?

Markdown is two things: (1) a plain text formatting syntax; and (2) a software tool, written in Perl, that converts the plain text formatting to HTML.

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    Cons

    What are the cons of using JavaScript?
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    Companies

    What companies use JavaScript?
    4218 companies on StackShare use JavaScript
    What companies use HTML5?
    2652 companies on StackShare use HTML5
    What companies use Markdown?
    623 companies on StackShare use Markdown

    Integrations

    What tools integrate with JavaScript?
    76 tools on StackShare integrate with JavaScript
    What tools integrate with HTML5?
    6 tools on StackShare integrate with HTML5
    What tools integrate with Markdown?
    10 tools on StackShare integrate with Markdown

    What are some alternatives to JavaScript, HTML5, and Markdown?

    • PHP - A popular general-purpose scripting language that is especially suited to web development
    • Python - Python is a clear and powerful object-oriented programming language, comparable to Perl, Ruby, Scheme, or Java.
    • Java - A concurrent, class-based, object-oriented, language specifically designed to have as few implementation dependencies as possible
    • Ruby - A dynamic, interpreted, open source programming language with a focus on simplicity and productivity

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