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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


In Chapter 2, Primitive Data Types, Arrays, Loops, and Conditions, you saw that there are five primitive data types (number, string, Boolean, null, and undefined), and we also said that everything that is not a primitive piece of data is an object. Now, you also know that:

  • Objects are like arrays, but you specify the keys

  • Objects contain properties

  • Properties can be functions (functions are data; remember var f = function () {};). Properties that are functions are also called methods

  • Arrays are actually objects with predefined numeric properties and an auto-incrementing length property

  • Array objects have a number of convenient methods (such as sort() or slice())

  • Functions are also objects, and they have properties (such as length and prototype) and methods (such as call() and apply())

Regarding the five primitive data types, apart from undefined and null, the other three have the corresponding constructor functions-Number(), String(), and Boolean(). Using these, you can create objects,...