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JavaScript

Can Full Stack Javascript be a substitute for the Front End development languages HTML and CSS?

Can Full Stack Javascript be a substitute for the Front End development languages HTML and CSS? Can I really use Javascript for all of Front End and Back End development?

1 Answer

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
221,310 Points

JavaScript doesn't replace HTML and CSS.

But it works with them to create a complete user experience. HTML generally provides the content, CSS provides the appearance, and JavaScript provides the functionality and behavior.

Thanks for your reply and I understand what HTML and CSS are, but why is there a track called "Full Stack" Javascript? As if Javascript could only be used for Full Stack development. I just want to train to become a Full Stack Web Developer and want to know the best way to go about it without committing to the Techdegree version of Full Stack Javascript that I know has HTML, CSS, Javascript etc..

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
221,310 Points

"Full Stack" refers to developing in all layers of a multi-tiered environment, in this case both front-end and back-end.

I"m not quite sure what you mean by "As if JavaScriptJavascript could only be used for Full Stack development." But I can tell you that I enjoyed the combination of taking the Front End Web Development and Full Stack JavaScript tracks. There's a little overlap, so completing one will accelerate your progress in the other.

I see so the Full Stack Javascript track just delves into the language a lot deeper than in Front End Web Development. In that case I'll work on becoming a Front End Web Developer by taking the Front End Web Development and Full Stack Javascript tracks as well. Thanks for clearing it up for me.