ABC of JavaScript : A JavaScript Tutorial

ABC of JavaScript : An Interactive JavaScript Tutorial

JavaScript is Netscape's cross-platform, object-based scripting language for client and server applications. It has dominated the world of internet scripting languages for a long time now. So if you don't know it, don't miss this opportunity to learn it.

JavaScript lets you create applications that run over the internet. Using JavaScript, you can create dynamic HTML pages that process user input and maintain persistent data using special objects, files, and relational databases. You can build applications ranging from internal corporate information management and internet publishing to mass-market electronic transactions and commerce.

If you are still not impressed, JavaScript can be used to create small games. Ah, I see that I have got your attention at last. A bit more about JavaScript before starting on the tutorial.

JavaScript or JScript is a language that can be seen as the next step from HTML. It would seem that HTML is more concerned with the simple showing of text and images. That is where JavaScript comes in, it offers more interactivity for the user and above all more choice and understanding of the world wide web.

Before starting, I would like to say that JavaScript is entirely different from Java. JavaScript is made by netscape while the other is made by Sun. The purposes of the two languages has almost nothing in common.

This JavaScript tutorial will assume that you have a general understanding about the internet and web developing. You have to know HTML before studying JavaScript. It is preferable that you know some other languages like C, C++, Perl etc. - but it is not a necessity.

Now let me introduce you to a main feature of this tutorial - the "T-Box" AKA "Test Box".

This is a T-Box. You can type javascript commands into it and it will execute them. With this you can immediately test your knowledge after you learn about a feature of javascript.

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