Chapter 5

JavaScript for Expressions

Having read the first part of this book, you’re able to craft some truly amazing effects with Expressions. Still, by limiting yourself to the Pick Whip and a few simple commands, you’re a bit like a tourist carrying around a foreign-language phrase book. You’ll never really feel at home until you master the language. Once you do, you’ll be able to transcend “How much does this cost?” and “Where please is the bathroom?” and write original poems, stories, and novels.

If you want to learn a foreign language, you have to start with its grammar. This is as true with JavaScipt as it is with Italian. You already know a little JavaScript grammar: you know about variables, semicolons, and commands. In this chapter, ...

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