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Here are some pros and cons of JavaScript

JavaScript is a programming language that offers exceptional features. Like every computer language, it has its pros and cons. Most of the advantages of JavaScript are implemented directly on the client’s browser. Many businesses prefer outsourcing Javascript development to benefit from the expertise of highly-skilled software engineers to lead their projects.

Here are some pros and cons of JavaScript:

Pros of JavaScript

Fast Speed: JavaScript is known to be very fast as it runs immediately on the client’s browser. It is unrestricted by network calls to backend servers.

Ease of Learning: Another benefit of using JavaScript is that it is easy to learn and execute. Someone with basic programming skills on CSS3 and HTML can easily understand JavaScript.

Interoperability: JavaScript functions perfectly with other programming languages and this is why it is used by most developers in for diverse applications. It can be inserted into every web page despite the file extension. Moreover, JavaScript can be utilized inside the script of another language like PHP and Perl.

The cutback in Server Load: JavaScript cutbacks any load on website servers, this enhances the speed of the website.

Rich Interfaces: Sliders provide rich interfaces for websites and offer an eye-catching appearance.

Versatility: There are several ways of using JavaScript. For instance, you can use JavaScript on the face end for clients. It is possible to generate a whole JavaScript app from the front to the back end just using this programming.

Cons of JavaScript

Here are some of the drawbacks of JavaScript.

Single Inheritance: JavaScript includes just a single inheritance, and thus manifold inheritances are not common.

Sluggish Bitwise Function: The bitwise function in JavaScript translates the operand in 32-bit signed integer turning the outcome back to a 64-bit suspended point. Hence, this operation is slow in JavaScript.

Client-Side Security. Because the code executes on the users’ computer, in some cases it can be exploited for malicious purposes.

Browser Support. JavaScript is sometimes interpreted differently by different browsers.

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Alexandra Dimitropoulou
Alexandra is an associate editor and head of special projects & analytics for CEOWORLD magazine. She is based in CEOWORLD magazine's New York office. Alexandra is responsible for driving thought leadership, using data analytics to showcase CEOWORLD magazine’s editorial imagination, and fostering knowledge sharing between magazine and readers. She has ten years of experience in research, spanning market research, data analytics, macroeconomics, and financial services. She joins CEOWORLD magazine from a leading executive research firm, where she was a senior consultant and economist. There, her assignments spanned the U.S., Asia, Europe, and Latin America. She has advised CEOs, investors, boards, and high-profile industry leaders on a wide range of issues impacting the global business landscape. She can be reached on email