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JavaScript Projects for Kids

By : Syed Omar Faruk Towaha
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JavaScript Projects for Kids

By: Syed Omar Faruk Towaha

Overview of this book

JavaScript is the most widely-used programming language for web development and that's not all! It has evolved over the years and is now being implemented in an array of environments from websites to robotics. Learning JavaScript will help you see the broader picture of web development. This book will take your imagination to new heights by teaching you how to work with JavaScript from scratch. It will introduce you to HTML and CSS to enhance the appearance of your applications. You’ll then use your skills to build on a cool Battleship game! From there, the book will introduce you to jQuery and show you how you can manipulate the DOM. You’ll get to play with some cool stuff using Canvas and will learn how to make use of Canvas to build a game on the lines of Pacman, only a whole lot cooler! Finally, it will show you a few tricks with OOP to make your code clean and will end with a few road maps on areas you can explore further.
Table of Contents (17 chapters)
JavaScript Projects for Kids
About the Author
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Chapter 2. Solving Problems Using JavaScript

You have learned how to print something using JavaScript on console in the previous chapter. Now, let's see the fundamentals behind JavaScript syntax, variables, arithmetic operators, and comments.

In the computer world, there is nothing but data. You can read, modify, and create new data; however, anything that isn't data simply does not exist. In JavaScript, we need to handle data to develop a website.

To understand the basic syntax of JavaScript, first of all you need to know that JavaScript is case sensitive. You cannot interchange lower case and upper case letters in JavaScript. Therefore, when dealing with the JavaScript syntax, you need to remember that writing the code is not the only important task, you must also watch the syntax whether it's written correctly.

Let me show you an example. In the previous chapter, you have successfully printed Hello World on your browser using the document.write(); syntax.

What would happen if you wrote Document...