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Learning JavaScript: A Hands-On Guide to the Fundamentals of Modern JavaScript by Tim Wright

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3. JavaScript Terminology

In this chapter, you learn all the beginner-level JavaScript terminology you need to get the most out of this book and also feel comfortable in moving forward with the language. I’ve always said that the key to solving a problem is first knowing how to identify it, and a big secret of great coders is that we know how to find a solution. Sometimes it’s in your head; often times it isn’t, and you have to look it up somewhere. Knowing what a problem is called or a general solution that you need to expand upon will help guide you to the answer. This is why getting to know the terms you will be coming across and what they mean is vital to problem solving with JavaScript.

We go over some terms and look at general code examples, ...

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