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Object-Oriented JavaScript - Third Edition

By : Ved Antani, Stoyan STEFANOV
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Book Image

Object-Oriented JavaScript - Third Edition

5 (1)
By: Ved Antani, Stoyan STEFANOV

Overview of this book

JavaScript is an object-oriented programming language that is used for website development. Web pages developed today currently follow a paradigm that has three clearly distinguishable parts: content (HTML), presentation (CSS), and behavior (JavaScript). JavaScript is one important pillar in this paradigm, and is responsible for the running of the web pages. This book will take your JavaScript skills to a new level of sophistication and get you prepared for your journey through professional web development. Updated for ES6, this book covers everything you will need to unleash the power of object-oriented programming in JavaScript while building professional web applications. The book begins with the basics of object-oriented programming in JavaScript and then gradually progresses to cover functions, objects, and prototypes, and how these concepts can be used to make your programs cleaner, more maintainable, faster, and compatible with other programs/libraries. By the end of the book, you will have learned how to incorporate object-oriented programming in your web development workflow to build professional JavaScript applications.
Table of Contents (25 chapters)
Object-Oriented JavaScript - Third Edition
About the Authors
About the Reviewer
Customer Feedback
Built-in Functions
Regular Expressions

Spread operators

A spread operator looks exactly like a rest operator but performs the exact opposite function. Spread operators are used while providing arguments while calling a function or defining an array. The spread operator takes an array and splits its element into individual variables. The following example illustrates how the spread operator provides a much clearer syntax while calling functions that take an array as an argument:

    function sumAll(a,b,c){ 
      return a+b+c 
    var numbers = [6,7,8] 
    //ES5 way of passing array as an argument of a function 
    console.log(sumAll.apply(null,numbers)); //21 
    //ES6 Spread operator 

In ES5, it is common to use the apply() function when passing an array as an argument to a function. In the preceding example, we have an array we need to pass to a function where the function accepts three variables. The ES5 method of passing an array to...