Do common JavaScript engines, such as V8 and WebKit's JavaScriptCore, use string interning for JavaScript strings? Or do they actually keep multiple instances of identical strings in memory?...
Is there a set of things that every JavaScript programmer should know to be able to say "I know JavaScript"?...
Why is class based OO so popular instead of prototype based OO? Do they teach the latter in schools? Though Javascript is prototype based, most people use it mostly functionally, or via frameworks that try to emulate a class based system.  I know tha...
how to pretty print source code of common languages in browser html output with javascript?  I mean so that there is some indentation and code formatting. Currently i only got  http://alexgorbatchev.com/SyntaxHighlighter/  for coloring the syntax.  B...
One of the unique features of JavaScript is that 'functions are objects and can be passed around like any objects' [1].  When Mr. Eich began creating the language, why did he decide to do this? How is it advantageous compared to the usual OOP...
I am starting to love jQuery but as PHP developer I hate using that   $().stuff   as everyone know $ in PHP marks variables. I guess jQuery in javascript declares a function like this  function $(element) {/*stuff*/}  Does javascripts permits $ as th...
I am learning JavaScript basics. I am confused about the results of "truthy" and "falsey". Can anyone tell the reason for this?  myVariable = undefined ? "truthy" : "falsey";   The result is "falsey".  myVariab...
Fellow Stackers,  In the first Computer Science class I took, the professor used C++ as a teaching language.  He emphasized that the important things to understand are the concepts of programming, not just the language itself.  In the past few years...
I would like to know about Javascript. Is Javascript available only for web browsers? Because I used some Javascript code for Firefox Plugin development and Thunderbird.  Help me to find out more about this: where can I use JavaScript other than web...
My understanding of closures is that they are essentially a function which uses a variable that you would assume would be out of scope. I guess heres an example I saw the other day:  function closureMaker(somearg) {     var local_value = 7;     funct...

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