Since objects are passed by reference in JavaScript, simply assigning an object to a variable will not create the separate copy we desire. Fully cloning a complex object would require writing a recursive function to assign each property to a new object. Luckily, there is a simpler option. In this video Craig Buckler offers the JSON.stringify and Object.assign methods to novice JavaScript developers who will learn the advantages and limitations of each.

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Craig Buckler is an experienced Web Developer working in the UK who started his career creating desktop software. Craig has worked for a number of well-known companies, including Microsoft, MSN, and Thomson Reuters, as well as the UK & EU governments. Craig is the prolific author of countless articles and tutorials on HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, JQuery, PHP, and Node.js.

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