What Types of Projects Can Be Developed Using JavaScript?

All-Terrain JavaScript Development

As a flexible programming language, JavaScript can be used to develop a range of different projects. Its adaptability is well-suited to web and mobile projects that require multimedia such as graphics, animations, videos, and interactive maps.

Because JavaScript doesn’t require any special setup and is built into web browsers, projects can be developed quickly and affordably. That makes it an ideal choice for businesses that operate in competitive marketplaces.

Projects that can be developed using JavaScript include:

  • Dynamic websites
  • Web applications
  • Online games
  • Mobile applications
  • Simple web servers

Let’s take a closer look at the types of projects that can be developed using this powerful programming language:

JavaScript Developers

Dynamic Websites and Web Pages

A dynamic website has various interactive elements like buttons, forms and surveys that are controlled by server-side scripts. JavaScript enables developers to add these elements to make a website engaging and perform well from a technical viewpoint. You can see this in action in the work that BairesDev conducted for Univision. We use JavaScript to maintain more than 50 dynamic websites for this organization.

Because JavaScript is an event-based programming language, it loads code very quickly, meaning that content is displayed without delay. This is important because dynamic websites and web pages need to load quickly in order to keep visitors’ interest. According to performance monitoring company, Pingdom, pages that load within two seconds have an average bounce rate of 9%, while pages that take five seconds to load have a bounce rate of 38%.

Another great benefit of JavaScript software development is that it can be integrated with other programming languages. So, if you have a static website that’s been written using a different programming language, JavaScript code can still be added to make it dynamic.

Complex Web Applications

A web application is a program that performs a specific function by using a web browser as its client. Examples include apps like Google Maps, Netflix and PayPal. Web applications tend to differ from official websites as they contain features that provide additional value to users.

BairesDev's ViacomCBS Case Study is a great example of complex web app development.

JavaScript is well suited to developing web applications as it doesn’t have to use web servers, which can be costly to maintain. Instead, all code is processed on the user side, which reduces the burden on the server and loads the application more efficiently.

JavaScript isn’t just good for web apps, it’s especially great for complex ones. It has dozens of frameworks and libraries that make it possible to develop highly functioning web applications. Frameworks like AngularJS, ReactJS and jQuery are widely used and have extensive resource material that’s freely available for web developers to access. This benefits businesses as their web apps can be developed quickly and affordably.

Gamification

Because JavaScript excels at creating dynamic content such as complex graphics, audio, 3D, and animations, it’s ideal for developing games that can be accessed as web applications or downloaded to mobile devices.

According to market research firm ReportLinker, the global gamification market was valued at $6.8 billion in 2018 and is projected to reach $40 billion by 2024.

An increasing number of businesses are using JavaScript to develop games as a way to engage their customers and collect useful data. LinkedIn for example, uses JavaScript to incorporate gamification elements into its platform. Features like profile completion, profile strength and search statistics motivate users to improve their standing on the site.

Mobile Applications

Mobile is fast becoming the primary way that people consume information online. Businesses need to consider the best programming framework for their mobile applications. For example, at BairesDev, we used JavaScript to create iOS Apps for Google products.

JavaScript’s React Native is ideal for creating native apps for platforms like iOS and Android.

They make use of all of a device’s features, including its GPS, camera and contacts. Popular apps that have been developed with React Native include Instagram, AirBnB, and UberEats.

The framework is based on Facebook’s React JavaScript library and specifically targets mobile platforms. It can be used to build cross-platform apps that load quickly and provide great user experience by delivering content immediately.

React Native has a thriving community with a lot of developer resources.

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