JavaScript is a high-level, interpreted scripting language that conforms to the ECMAScript specification. JavaScript has curly-bracket syntax, dynamic typing, prototype-based object-orientation, and first-class functions.

To some JavaScript is a necessary evil. I think JavaScript code can be elegant and beautiful. As with any programming language, it has its traps and pitfalls. Node.js is a big game changer on the server. And TypeScript helps u to make projects more readable.

On a more personal note: I stopped using semicolons in my scripts as it improves readability of small code snippets.