Is JavaScript only Client Side Scripting language?

Can I use JavaScript for Backend Web Development? If so, which language will be better for that?

Last updated:7/19/2021 4:57:49 AM

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Ethan Karla
Ethan Karla

Beside using JavaScript as client-side programming language, we can use JavaScript as a Backend or Server side Scripting Language. For Server Side JavaScript, we use cross-platform runtime engine like Node.js. Node.js is designed to be a cross-platform and server-side runtime environment. It further efficiently executes JavaScript code through the Google V8 JavaScript engine. The built-in libraries provided by Node.js allow programmers to run their web applications smoothly without relying on external web servers. Therefore, web developers can use Node.js to write both client-side and server-side code in JavaScript.