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Chapter 8

JavaScript Primer

In this chapter, we will start to talk about JavaScript and programming in general. Along the way, we will explore the building blocks of programming logic as they exist in JavaScript. But before we do this, let’s look back at the history of JavaScript, so as to get the full context of what has gone before and to see the bigger picture of the major events that have shaped the modern landscape of JavaScript.

Since the goal of this chapter is to give an introduction to JavaScript, you can skip this chapter if you already have a passing knowledge of JavaScript. You can also skip it if you know what variables are ...

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