Thirty years tapping a keyboard

Effective JavaScript: 68 specific ways to harness the power of JavaScript by David Herman

Whenever you’ve programmed in a language for a while, there are always moments when you step back and want to understand how and why a piece of code works in the way you’ve come to expect. JavaScript is an interesting language, with a syntax that makes it look like a lot of other languages, but which really has semantics that make it very different – prototypical inheritance, scope chains that are make lookup interesting in constructs like with, integer values that are really floating point values in the runtime and variable scoping that isn’t block structured.

This book is a really good read if you want to understand what is really going on. Moreover, it doesn’t just cover what an ECMAScript 5 implementation would do, but covers how the implementation of a particular construct differs across…

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