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Object-Oriented JavaScript

By : Stoyan Stefanov, Stoyan STEFANOV
Book Image

Object-Oriented JavaScript

By: Stoyan Stefanov, Stoyan STEFANOV

Overview of this book

Table of Contents (18 chapters)
Object-Oriented JavaScript
About the Author
About the Reviewers
Built-in Functions
Regular Expressions

Built-in Objects

Earlier in this chapter we came across the Object() constructor function. It is returned when you create objects with the object literal notation and access their constructor property. Object() is one of the built-in constructors; there are others and in the rest of this chapter you'll see all of them.

The built-in objects can be divided into three groups:

  • Data wrapper objects—Object, Array, Function, Boolean, Number, and String. These objects correspond to the different data types in JavaScript. Basically, there is a data wrapper object for each different value returned by typeof (discussed in Chapter 2) with the exception of "undefined" and "null".

  • Utility objects—These are Math, Date, RegExp and can come in very handy.

  • Error objects—The generic Error object as well as other, more specific objects that can help your program recover its working state when something unexpected happens.

Only a handful of methods of the built-in objects will be discussed in this chapter. For...