5. Beyond the Fundamentals

Overview

By the end of this chapter, you will be able to identify the difference between JavaScript's mutable and immutable types; manipulate each of the built-in data types confidently; convert data from one type to another; format data types for presentation; and differentiate between an expression and a statement.

Introduction

In the previous chapter, you were given a tour of JavaScript, its runtimes, and its history. Using a high-level topography, that chapter will have given you an idea as to what JavaScript is, what it can do, and its ubiquity within the internet software development industry.

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