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Effective JavaScript.

Author: D Herman
Edition/Format:   Print book : English

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: D Herman
ISBN: 0321812182 9780321812186
OCLC Number: 851757926
Contents: Foreword xiii Preface xv Acknowledgments xvii About the Author xix Chapter 1: Accustoming Yourself to JavaScript 1 Item 1: Know Which JavaScript You Are Using 1 Item 2: Understand JavaScript's Floating-Point Numbers 7 Item 3: Beware of Implicit Coercions 9 Item 4: Prefer Primitives to Object Wrappers 15 Item 5: Avoid using == with Mixed Types 16 Item 6: Learn the Limits of Semicolon Insertion 19 Item 7: Think of Strings As Sequences of 16-Bit Code Units 25 Chapter 2: Variable Scope 31 Item 8: Minimize Use of the Global Object 31 Item 9: Always Declare Local Variables 34 Item 10: Avoid with 35 Item 11: Get Comfortable with Closures 39 Item 12: Understand Variable Hoisting 42 Item 13: Use Immediately Invoked Function Expressions to Create Local Scopes 44 Item 14: Beware of Unportable Scoping of Named Function Expressions 47 Item 15: Beware of Unportable Scoping of Block-Local Function Declarations 50 Item 16: Avoid Creating Local Variables with eval 52 Item 17: Prefer Indirect eval to Direct eval 54 Chapter 3: Working with Functions 57 Item 18: Understand the Difference between Function, Method, and Constructor Calls 57 Item 19: Get Comfortable Using Higher-Order Functions 60 Item 20: Use call to Call Methods with a Custom Receiver 63 Item 21: Use apply to Call Functions with Different Numbers of Arguments 65 Item 22: Use arguments to Create Variadic Functions 67 Item 23: Never Modify the arguments Object 68 Item 24: Use a Variable to Save a Reference to arguments 70 Item 25: Use bind to Extract Methods with a Fixed Receiver 72 Item 26: Use bind to Curry Functions 74 Item 27: Prefer Closures to Strings for Encapsulating Code 75 Item 28: Avoid Relying on the toString Method of Functions 77 Item 29: Avoid Nonstandard Stack Inspection Properties 79 Chapter 4: Objects and Prototypes 83 Item 30: Understand the Difference between prototype, getPrototypeOf, and__proto__ 83 Item 31: Prefer Object.getPrototypeOf to __proto__ 87 Item 32: Never Modify __proto__ 88 Item 33: Make Your Constructors new-Agnostic 89 Item 34: Store Methods on Prototypes 92 Item 35: Use Closures to Store Private Data 94 Item 36: Store Instance State Only on Instance Objects 95 Item 37: Recognize the Implicit Binding of this 98 Item 38: Call Superclass Constructors from Subclass Constructors 101 Item 39: Never Reuse Superclass Property Names 105 Item 40: Avoid Inheriting from Standard Classes 106 Item 41: Treat Prototypes As an Implementation Detail 109 Item 42: Avoid Reckless Monkey-Patching 110 Chapter 5: Arrays and Dictionaries 113 Item 43: Build Lightweight Dictionaries from Direct Instances of Object 113 Item 44: Use null Prototypes to Prevent Prototype Pollution 116 Item 45: Use hasOwnProperty to Protect Against Prototype Pollution 118 Item 46: Prefer Arrays to Dictionaries for Ordered Collections 123 Item 47: Never Add Enumerable Properties to Object.prototype 125 Item 48: Avoid Modifying an Object during Enumeration 127 Item 49: Prefer for Loops to for...in Loops for Array Iteration 132 Item 50: Prefer Iteration Methods to Loops 133 Item 51: Reuse Generic Array Methods on Array-Like Objects 138 Item 52: Prefer Array Literals to the Array Constructor 140 Chapter 6: Library and API Design 143 Item 53: Maintain Consistent Conventions 143 Item 54: Treat undefined As "No Value" 144 Item 55: Accept Options Objects for Keyword Arguments 149 Item 56: Avoid Unnecessary State 153 Item 57: Use Structural Typing for Flexible Interfaces 156 Item 58: Distinguish between Array and Array-Like 160 Item 59: Avoid Excessive Coercion 164 Item 60: Support Method Chaining 167 Chapter 7: Concurrency 171 Item 61: Don't Block the Event Queue on I/O 172 Item 62: Use Nested or Named Callbacks for Asynchronous Sequencing 175 Item 63: Be Aware of Dropped Errors 179 Item 64: Use Recursion for Asynchronous Loops 183 Item 65: Don't Block the Event Queue on Computation 186 Item 66: Use a Counter to Perform Concurrent Operations 190 Item 67: Never Call Asynchronous Callbacks Synchronously 194 Item 68: Use Promises for Cleaner Asynchronous Logic 197 Index 201


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