It is now one of the most in-demand and popular programming languages in the world. Here's a chart from StackOverflow's annual developer survey:
Here are a few important facts you should know (these points will be covered in further detail in this series):
- You'll see it referred to as ES5, ES6, ES7, or also by year like ES2015 - these are different versions of the language.
- Each new version adds features to enhance the language. For example, ES6 (also called ES2015) was published in 2015. Read more about it at the Wikipedia page.
- Fun fact: the fourth version of ECMAScript was abandoned and never published.
- Angular is maintained by Google. React is maintained by Facebook.