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What Is JavaScript?

JavaScript, popularly abbreviated as JS, is a programming language used by over 98% of websites on the internet to create interactive elements within web browsers, both on the server side and client side. This programming language can also be used to validate, manipulate, as well as calculate data.

What Is JavaScript In eCommerce?

JavaScript in eCommerce is used alongside third-party applications to build an interactive web design. In recent years, JS has also been instrumental in customer data tracking and analytics, allowing merchants to enhance the features and functionalities of various web pages.

How JavaScript Works: Use Cases in eCommerce

This programming language works like any other web-based code. Typically, a user inserts the programmed code inside a normal web page. When another Internet user loads the page using a browser, an in-built interpreter reads the JS code and finds the relevant page to run it on.

Prevalent JavaScript eCommerce app use cases include:

  • Rollover effects: JS code can trigger rollover effects on web page images when the user places their mouse on that particular spot.
  • Input validation: eCommerce platforms can use JS to validate user transaction inputs, such as credit card information, or billing address.
  • Autocomplete: The programming language can enable an autocomplete feature on your web page to recommend various products that are related to the consumer’s intended search, as they type.

What’s In JavaScript eCommerce Framework?

The standard JavaScript eCommerce framework includes:

  • React.js: This is a powerful framework solution for eCommerce sites that anticipate high traffic, thanks to its seamless functionality.
  • Next.js: This framework offers hybrid support for both SSG & SSR, making it an ideal choice for international eCommerce sites.
  • Vue.js: This solution comes with a doc library, making it a user-friendly technology for starting a component framework.
  • Nuxt.js: The framework works with the principles of Node.js and Vue.js to add high-performance indexing features to eCommerce websites.
  • Gatsby: This is a react-native open-source framework that features in-built performance, security, and scalability capabilities to power large eCommerce sites.
  • Svelte: This framework writes code to configure the document object model with the current state of the user’s interface.

Java VS JavaScript

Java Vs JavaScript comparison can be well explained by the developer’s approach when using both. While Java is technically viewed as an OOP programming language that must be compiled, JavaScript features a text-based OOP programming script that only requires interpretation.


Frequently Asked Questions About JavaScript

What can you do with Javascript?

The list of what you can do with this programming language is endless, depending on the type of application that you’re building. However, the prevalent uses include:

  • Upgrading web pages with interactive features;
  • Web and mobile app development;
  • Game development;
  • Web server and web application development.

Who created Javascript?

Brendan Eich created the first JavaScript at Netscape 2. Eich’s JavaScript has since been upgraded to conform with the latest updates of its version, as well as ECMA-262 Edition 5.

Why use JavaScript in eCommerce?

JavaScript is a go-to programming language for eCommerce websites, thanks to the seamless and user-friendly experience it offers to visitors. It allows the eCommerce site owner to dynamically update products, as well as load items on the category page.

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