Book Review – JavaScript Patterns

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Earlier this week I finished reading JavaScript Patterns, written by Stoyan Stefanov. After I very much enjoyed reading his previous book titled Object-Oriented JavaScript last summer, I instantly bought JavaScript Patterns when it came out and put it on my priority reading list. While Object-Oriented JavaScript is more an introduction to the JavaScript language and […]

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Basic JavaScript Part 4: Enforcing New on Constructor Functions

As this is already the fourth blog post using the ?Basic JavaScript? theme, I guess we?re slowly getting a small blog series on our hands. Here are the links to the previous installments: Functions Objects Prototypes In the blog post on objects, I mentioned that there?s a general naming convention for constructor functions, using Pascal […]

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Basic JavaScript Part 3 : Prototypes

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In previous blog posts, I talked about the rich capabilities of functions and objects in JavaScript. For this post I want to briefly touch on the concept of prototypes. Having a decent understanding of prototypes in JavaScript is highly recommended as they are a very important part of the language. I have to admit that […]

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Taking Baby Steps with Node.js – Threads vs. Events

In a previous blog post, I provided a shallow introduction to Node.js. I also mentioned where you can find more information on how to get it installed on Windows as well as how to install a seemingly popular package manager in the JavaScript community called Npm. In the mean time, I?ve started to get a […]

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Basic JavaScript Part 2 : Objects

In a previous blog post, I showed some of the rich capabilities of functions in JavaScript. For this post I want to have a brief look at objects in JavaScript. Let?s start with a basic example: var podcast = { title: ‘Astronomy Cast’, description: ‘A fact-based journey through the galaxy.’, link: ‘http://www.astronomycast.com’ }; When you?ve […]

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