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Programming with JavaScript: Algorithms and Applications for Desktop and Mobile Browsers by Dionisio

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APPENDIX A

JavaScript Language Reference

Introduction

This appendix provides selected JavaScript reference information. It lists the complete set of reserved words, datatypes, operators, and statements. It gives a very light synopsis of the native objects and a handful of the host objects used in web programming. The purpose of this appendix is to provide brief and accessible tables and lists. No attempt is made to explain the material, though in some cases we provide short examples to illustrate how a feature might be used.

Versions of JavaScript

JavaScript 1.0 was created by Brendan Eich in 1996. New features were added over time as the language progressed through versions 1.1, 1.2, and beyond. Technically, “JavaScript” is a trademark referring ...

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