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Absolute Beginner's Guide to Programming, Second Edition by Greg Perry

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What JavaScript Can Do for You

JavaScript provides the activation of Web page elements, such as command button rollover effects. In addition, JavaScript code can verify user entries on a Web page. In addition, it works with other Web technologies to build effective and intelligent Web pages.

Netscape, the company that authored Netscape Navigator, created JavaScript several years ago, All major browsers version 3.0 and later support the user of JavaScript so Internet Explorer 5, for example, has no trouble with JavaScript code that appears on a Web page.

JavaScript is not the same language as Java. Java is a programming language based on C++, and it includes industrial-strength language elements; JavaScript is somewhat simpler than Java. JavaScript ...

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