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Web Development with MongoDB and NodeJS - Second Edition by Jason Krol, Bruno Joseph D'mello, Mithun Satheesh

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Chapter 1. Welcome to JavaScript in the Full Stack

What an exciting time to be a JavaScript developer! What was once only considered a language to add enhancements and widgets to a web page has since evolved into its own fully-fledged ecosystem. As of the beginning of 2015, it stands as the second most popular language in terms of questions tagged on stack overflow, next to only Java, with around a million questions tagged on it. There are tons of frameworks and environments to make it possible to run JavaScript almost anywhere. I believe Atwood's law says it best:

"Anything that can be written in JavaScript will eventually be written in JavaScript!"

While this quote dates back to 2007, it's never been more true than today. Not only can you use ...

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