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Javascript method context

In the previous examples you might have noticed that we use this to get a reference to the object that a function belongs to while we’re inside the …

Javascript prototype chaining

Prototype chaining is used to build new types of objects based on existing ones. It has a very similar job to inheritance in a class based …

Javascript object prototype

The javascript object prototype is javascript’s way of sharing implementation across similar objects, much like the way classes are used to do this …

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Javascript closures

Javascript closures are a really powerful feature of the javascript language. Closures are created when a function that’s nested inside another …

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Constructor functions

The object literal syntax is great for setting up one off objects but sometimes you’ll want to mass produce objects that all have the same properties …

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Javascript anonymous functions

Anonymous functions are functions that are dynamically declared at runtime. They’re called anonymous functions because they aren’t given a name in …

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Functions are first class objects in javascript

Functions in javascript are first class objects. This means that javascript functions are just a special type of object that can do all the things …

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Building simple objects

Javascript objects are basically just hash tables, a group of related properties and functions that can be accessed by a key. Properties are …

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How javascript objects work

Javascript is a flexible language that supports structuring code in procedural, functional or object oriented ways. Although it is not exclusively …

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Developing Backbone.js Applications

What is Backbone.js?<p>With RequireJS and the text plugin however, it’s as simple as saving the same template into an external text file (say, …

What We Learned About Technology From the 1999 Tom Clancy Film NetForce

Here at <i>Wired</i>, we talk a lot about the evolving relationship between technology and culture. In order to help our readers keep up with the fast-paced …

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