JavaScript or one of the rest, which language for your back end and front end?

JavaScript remains one of only four web standards available to developers and despite being around since 1995, it is still the most popular programming language. Along with Python it is among the most in demand programming languages to learn and developers who have experience in both are highly in demand, particularly in the USA and Canada.

JavaScript is arguably the most well known programming language and was created by Netscape Communications. If you ask a lay person what it means, they’re likely to know it has something to do with the internet or coding and not confuse it for a new flavor at Starbucks.

The possibilities of JavaScript are endless

It has a wide range of capabilities and works across platforms including web, mobile and desktop. JavaScript plays an integral part in our lives and it can be found in smartphone apps, TV interfaces, and even cars.

The benefits of using JavaScript on the backend are incredible, with the capability to handle multiple requests simultaneously. This feature is particularly helpful as the server does not need to wait for a request to be completed before moving onto the next one. If ever a programming language could handle pressure, it’s JavaScript. Multiple requests at the same time are swotted away with ease thanks to its ability to handle increased load. And finally, we all know how frustrating lag is on a server, however JavaScript’s speed is second to none and provides a seamless transition.

On the front end of, JavaScript shines with its ability to switch a static webpage into an interactive one. Its main advantage is being able to offer a crisp client-side exposure. It relies less on a server and thereby frees it up to deal with other demands while supporting virtually any webpage. For clients it offers a more textured approach to dealing with an interface and is more interactive with a sliding tool technique as one example of how a developer can offer a more immersive experience.

JavaScript developers remain highly in demand

The average salary for a JavaScript developer is $112,152 with the estimated additional cost bringing a total of just over $120,000 annually.

JavaScript’s wide range of resources make it easily accessible to developers. In the USA it remains the most in-demand programming language because it can be used for front-end website and app creation and back-end work on the web server. Add to that the ability for JavaScript to be used for desktop, mobile and smartphone apps and this created the perfect storm for high salaries for software engineers with experience in this language and a shortage of supply of developers.

CEO of Global Triangles, Garry Lea says that there are plenty of developers in Mexico with skills in this language and they cost less. A shift towards sourcing JavaScript developers from Mexico’s burgeoning tech sector is a fantastic way to unlock value and skills for a company.

It’s simple to understand why a JavaScript developer is sought after. Hiring a full-stack JavaScript developer means accessing expertise of an individual that can carry out tasks on the front end which the user interacts with and the back end that deals with the server. A full-stack JavaScript is capable of building a smartphone application, a handy skill to have when growth of mobile apps is set to increase significantly according to research.

Hiring JavaScript developers with front end experience requires an understanding of what the client wants the user experience to entail. It’s a vital skill to have as they will build what the client and user sees. The front end focused JavaScript developer has to execute a brief handed over by the client and tailor make interactive tools and layout required.

JavaScript’s versatility makes it a great tool to have in one’s arsenal. JavaScript developers with experience of working on the back end can utilize the programming language’s benefits of speed, scalability and asynchronous programming.

A JavaScript developer’s scope is broad thanks to the versatility of the language and there are many places where talented developers are honing their skills. The key to unlocking the talent is creating suitable assessments and perusing a developer’s portfolio to focus on what they have created whether it’s on the front end or back end.

As the world integrates browsers in cars, TVs and the creation of more smartphone applications, learning and using JavaScript is a no-brainer. Technology giants Apple and Google currently have over four million applications available for download on their App store and PlayStore respectively. With close to 98% of browsers running JavaScript it is the number one programming language to use.

Being part of a company that has expertise in JavaScript and being able to handle a clients needs from creation, testing and handling bugs that come with it is a full experience that sets JavaScript developers apart from others.

Along with Python, JavaScript has stood the test of time since 1995 and adapted itself to mobile. There’s very little that JavaScript cannot offer a developer and a client. It’s a marriage made in heaven.