JavaScript is a programming language that most people associate with dynamic Web pages. It is one component of the HTML5 development cycle.

document.write('JavaScript: My coding future!');

However, Javascript (as it is also sometimes written) isn’t a coder big deal like  C, C++, Java or even Python. I know. I’ve missed your favorite programming language.

But JavaScript is possibly becoming a bigger deal.

Two posts today suggest that you might want to point your students to learning JavaScript soon.

Healthcare programming is a field of both now and the near future. Node.js is being integrated with the healthcare database/programming language called M.
http://opensource.com/education/13/1/nodejs-nosql-m-healthcare-it

The Gnome FOSS desktop team has just made JavaScript its first-class language.
http://www.zdnet.com/writing-a-gnome-app-do-it-in-javascript-say-developers-7000010826/

What curriculum do your Computer Science classes use? Does it currently include the JavaScript language?

Maybe it should. Remember. You aren’t teaching students for the programming jobs of today. Look to tomorrow.

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