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Analyzing Network Characteristics Using JavaScript And The DOM

By Philip Tellis

As Web developers, we have an affinity for developing with JavaScript. Whatever the language used in the back end, JavaScript and the browser are the primary language-platform combination available at the user's end. It has many uses, ranging from silly to experience-enhancing.

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In this chapter, we'll look at some methods of manipulating JavaScript to determine various network characteristics from within the browser—characteristics that were previously available only to applications that directly interface with the operating system. Much of this was ...

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