5 Uncanny things to do with JavaScript that you never knew

Javascript can now be used to achieve almost anything. Let’s look at some of the fantastic things you might not have realised you could do using JS.

The days when Javascript was only used to liven up HTML pages are long gone. Javascript can now be used to achieve almost anything. Let’s look at some of the fantastic things you might not have realised you could do using JS.

1. Build desktop icons
To begin, many offline, native desktop apps are written in Javascript, commonly using Electron or the Chromium Embedded Framework. In fact, Javascript is used in some of your favourite desktop applications, such as VScode, Spotify, and Slack.

2. Deploy machine learning & AI

While Javascript and Machine Learning aren’t commonly associated with each other, they do go hand in hand. Unfortunately, Javascript has become a home for many in the Machine Learning community.

Tensorflow.js is a Javascript library that makes it simple to design, train, and use machine learning models.

3. Deploy VR
Aframe.io, one of many tools that now let you create VR webpages using Javascript.

4. Carry out web development
Okay, many of you may not be surprised by this one. Regardless, technologies such as React Native make it possible to create native mobile apps entirely with Javascript. React Native has exploded in popularity in recent years, owing to its ability to enable those with Web Development experience to enter the field of app development.

5. Execute quantum computing
Yes, quantum computers can be simulated in Javascript — sort of. Obviously, using Javascript on your Macbook will not give you the computing power of a Quantum computer.

Nonetheless, Q.js is the place to go if you want to experiment with quantum circuits and get your hands dirty with quantum computing.

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