When you wrap your JavaScript code in a function like this:  (function(){    var field = ...;   function doSomthing(){...   ...   })();   I noticed that this fixes scoping problems for me on a lot of web pages. What is this practice called?...
Just because functions are first class objects, there are closures, and higher order functions, does Javascript deserve to be called a Functional Programming language?  The main thing I think it lacks is Pure Functions, and it doesn't 'feel&#...
I asked this question earlier, and after thinking about the topic some more, I began to wonder where the seemingly fuzzy boundary between the meanings of the terms "statement" and "expression" lies.  Are all statements also expression...
In the learningwebgl tutorial1 I've found an interesting line in the fragment shader.  precision mediump float;   I've found an article about it here, but I still can't understand what does it mean?  And if I remove this line, nothing cha...
How well can modern JavaScript obfuscation/minification tools protect my code from reverse engineering? Also, what obfuscation platforms are the best for preventing this? It seems it would be rather easy to make a program to deobfuscate code and make...
The book Learning JavaScript defines anonymous functions as follows...     Functions are objects. As such, you can create them - just like a String or Array or other type - by using a constructor and assigning the function to a variable. In the follo...
In Javascript, what's the difference between a namespace and a closure?  They seem very similar to me.  EDIT  Specifically, this article discusses namespaces and closures, and has sentences like      Now, we’re still going to have situations wh...
(Related but not quite the same: JS Promises: Fulfill vs Resolve)  I've been trying to wrap my head around Javascript promises, and I'm struggling with the basic notions of resolve and resolved, vs. fulfill and fulfilled. I have read several...
From the MDN documentation:        reviver (Optional)      If a function, prescribes how the value originally produced by parsing is transformed, before being returned.      Its name strikes me as odd. Maybe I’m missing a metaphor here?—?why woul...
content: A browser for content. The content that is loaded inside the browser is not allowed to access the chrome above it.   This sentence is seen on the Mozilla documentation for XUL. What does the word chrome mean in this context?...

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