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dandy72 wrote:
he problem with that approach is, can you really make a "complete program" you can package and share with someone and use elsewhere ?

I think so. I think it is even easier actually if you think about SPA (single page apps).
Here's some very basic and (possibly) interesting JavaScript I created to create a very small "game".
You can see it in your browser right now (without all the deployment challenges you'd have with Commodore BASIC) at :
Robot Dots - HTML5 / JavaScript sample[^]
The code to do that is only 271 lines long.

You can read the article that explains the code (and see an animated gif of it in action)at:
HTML5 Canvas : Clean JavaScript & Code Organization Allows Faster Dev, Easier Extensibility[^]

I'm not saying that is a completely introductory article -- because there are some slightly advanced topics -- but I think you could get the interested party there very quickly.

And, yes, JavaScript is limited in many ways (cannot write to file system, etc) but again I'm saying it is a nice language for getting new devs interested -- not as the final long-term goal. And if they are going to learn it as the long-term goal there are lot of caveats.
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