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

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CHAPTER 18Trends and Practices

In our final chapter, we explore a few topics that are not as clearly reference material as previous chapters. Our first goal will be to put readers on, or remind them of, the path of writing better JavaScript. Some of the advice will consist of simple ideas not unique to JavaScript, while others might address the style, error, or programming techniques somewhat unique to the environment. We also take a few moments to discuss libraries. We have purposefully avoided spending much time on libraries so far in the book since we are focused on the core language and native browser and document APIs as opposed to the abstractions written on top of them. We also call out two quite important topics that plague the use of ...

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