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Getting Started with BeagleBone by Matt Richardson

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Chapter 7. Bonescript

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As a programming language, JavaScript has come a long way since its debut as a tool for adding client-side interactivity to websites. It’s still responsible for much of the roll-over graphics, form validation, and asynchronous communication with the server (when you send data to or receive it from a website without leaving the page). Chances are, most of the sites you visit use JavaScript in some way or another.

These days, it’s used for much more than just as a language for client-side (in-browser) scripting. With a framework like Node.js, JavaScript can act as the engine of a web server, which affords web application developers ...

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