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JavaScript The Complete Reference, 3rd Edition by Fritz Schneider, Thomas Powell

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CHAPTER 2Overview of JavaScript Core Language Features

The core features of JavaScript that are introduced in this chapter are the syntax rules to which your scripts must adhere and the basic constructs used to store data and manipulate flow control. Once you understand the basic language mechanics, more advanced features can be tackled somewhat independently, without getting bogged down in myriad details. C, C++, and Java programmers will find JavaScript’s syntax familiar and should be able to quickly pick up its general syntax but are duly warned not to underestimate the language’s more advanced features. This chapter is introductory and is meant to provide a quick overview of all of JavaScript’s core features. Most of the topics will be explored ...

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