JavaScript is the original and common name applied towards most flavors of a scripting language that originated on NetScape Navigator. Use this tag for questions regarding common implementations of ECMAScript, JavaScript, JScript, etc. JS does not typically refer to its ECMA-cousin, ActionScript.

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What should a Dependency Injector look like in JavaScript?

I'm studying Dependency Injection in JavaScript. I've learned what I need to accomplish, according to Wikipedia, The client delegates to external code (the injector) the responsibility of ...
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clone(serialize) v. serialize(clone)

My objects serialize() method is dependent on a call to its clone() method, because of its options to get rid of unwanted data without changing the original instance: serialize: function(opt_filters) ...
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History of VanillaJS

When did the trend of saying VanillaJS to refer to pure JavaScript come into widespread. Is the website Vanilla-js the discoverer of the term VanillaJS or was this term used even before the launch of ...
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Advice on streaming architecture [closed]

I want to be able to stream my desktop to 1 other person (and in the future to possibly more people). The stream should be watchable from a browser or a mobile app (iOS, Android, Windows Phone) ...
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Is this taking DRY too far? [duplicate]

A colleague and I are working together on a Meteor app. One of us thinks that the following code in two places should be wrapped in a function to avoid duplication -- the other thinks that it leads ...
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Is there a reason not to use HTML5 local storage for content

On many static websites the total size of the actual text content of the most popular 20 pages would come in at under 100kb. I would imagine that it would be possible to leverage HTML5 local storage ...
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Hard time understanding structure of web apps w JS frameworks? [closed]

I'm having a difficult time understanding how web applications work. Please help me understand without giving me google definitions. Baby steps/words would be appreciated =) From what I understand so ...
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Deploying and maintaining a script on customer's domains

I am trying to figure the best way (or just the pros and cons of various options) for delivering a service via a script which runs on the customer's site (think Google Analytics). Unlike Google ...
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JavaScript extend vs mixin

After having read Eric Elliott's Fluent JavaScript article, I was and still am toughtful about the way to play with instance prototypes. On one side, you have the extending inheritance... var B = ...
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Using SessionStorage to keep client side state

I am working on an web app and I would like to keep the client data in the LOCAL session storage. I can't use the servers session and the app will only call some existing rest WS.I have to develop ...
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Create 2D drawing with touch screen that also works in IE

I have a page the allows a user to create a signature using a touch screen or mouse. The touch screen works fine in Chrome but not in IE. Most of the time IE does not 'detect' that I am using a touch ...
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Isormophic javascript, request processing

I was wondering why isomorphic JS, like using reactjs in both client and server side increase first page load ? What is different from simple SPA applications ? In both cases we are loading the full ...
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In CI, should tests be run against src or dist?

I've had a dispute with a colleague about when to run JavaScript unit tests in a CI environment at one of two different times. Let's call the two parties PE (pro-early) and PL (pro-late). Early ...
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How can I go about testing this javascript?

I'm working on a project that has me responsible for testing out some software that scrapes a web-page representing an input form, and generates a mobile friendly version of that page. This is ...
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How to properly manage “business” constants with AngularJS?

I'm working with AngularJS on a browser game and I have a bunch of "business" constants. These constants will be often updated during game testing (game balancing) and are used by different ...
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Multiple Canvas in the Browser — How to Proceed?

Here's something I wrote ages ago as Java applet. I want to convert it into JavaScript and run in html5 canvas in the browser. From what I can see, canvas makes the most sense here. (SVG / DIV ...
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How are complex programs made? [duplicate]

I know a few languages, and can program in them. How do multiple languages blend together in a single program? For ex. https://github.com/facebook/watchman. This uses C, PHP, Python, Javascript, etc. ...
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Connect different programming paradigms in a real app written in JavaScript [duplicate]

I am learning functional programming, working generally with JavaScript. Many things look promising, like immutable data and stateless flow. Now, I want to build quite a basic CRUD app as a pet ...
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Hot swapping files and metaprogramming with front-end JavaScript

I was inspired by a video on hotswapping JS files with React + Webpack for the web. I started trying it out with React + Backbone + RequireJS. Seems to work, as long as I stick to the stateless parts ...
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Is it a good idea to have separate UI components make their own webservice calls?

I have few UI components in an angularjs web-application. Each display data based upon same input. One shows stats which are calculated on the basis of a time period. Other shows a chart of daily ...
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Should the ternary operator be used outside of assignment statements? [duplicate]

Edit This isn't a question of whether or not the ternary operator is harmful. It's about whether or not there's a consensus about whether or not it should be used outside of assignment statements. ...
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Is web sockets the best solution for my problem?

I have created a Slackbot that integrates with Submittable.com. For example, I can trigger a response that displays all current submissions in Slack. I now need my Slackbot to post in Slack whenever ...
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Can 32/64 bit version of Dart SDK have any effect on produced javascript code?

I just started collaborating remotely on a project. Project manager explicitly asked me to download Dart SDK 32bit version. Since I have 64bit machine I asked why to find out more about it. I was told ...
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Shared data in functional programming

I have been working on a project in JavaScript which requires a data structure (read only), to be shared between two functions. var mySharedData = ['hours', 'minutes', 'seconds']; Now I have two ...
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Best Practices: URL Path Parameters [closed]

What's the current best practice around path parameters in URLs? For instance /artist/name A long time ago I might have made artist.html and then passed in a query parameter /artist.html?name=name ...
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Cross-language Test-Driven Development

The short question: How do you follow Test-Driven Development on a project that spans multiple languages? Specifically, I'm writing a web application that uses JavaScript and PHP, and I want to ...
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Authenticate Joomla User from an External App based on Node.js, Javascript and mongoDB

I have an iOS App which currently pulls in all the data from the MongoDB using a Node JS server. Currently my API / my node server handles all the data manipulation the iOS app/Swift only displays the ...
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Functions whose parameters are implicitly supplied

Callback functions are able to accept some parameters, but they are not explicitly declared when calling the function. How does this actually work? What is going on that allows us to pass a function ...
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Is it better to store integer data or array references in a javascript visualization?

Say I have a tree that I'd like to visualize with d3. Nodes have various attributes produced by the d3 library, attributes like an index and position variables. Now, I could add more attributes to ...
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Node.js callbacks and this - how it should be solved?

Every JavaScript programmer is familiar with this "problem" (it can be considered as a feature, depending on various conditions) - this is lately binded: let foo = { bar(){return this;} }; let ...
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Implementing the State Pattern with Object.setPrototypeOf()

Take a look at this implementation of the state pattern in JavaScript: var ON = { switch: function() { Object.setPrototypeOf(this, OFF); this.state = "OFF"; } } var OFF = { ...
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How to filter RSS feed results, according to a DOM element in its page content?

I've a "RSS feed", want to filter its results according to a DOM element in its content! So, this is the mission I'm looking forward to do: Monitor a "RSS feed" continuously. If new RSS elements ...
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Why is deep plucking a bad idea?

Both underscore and lodash refuse to implement deep plucking, despite many requests from users and gists or modules that implement the feature. ...
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Is there an algorithm to avoid getting in hundreds of datapoints from API to represent a bar graph?

I am showing a graph on HTML5 canvas using the flot charting library for a between a start date and an end date. It's fine as long as the period is less than a year or so but if the user selects a big ...
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When and when not to use OOP in Javascript? [duplicate]

This post suggests that javascript code should be written in object oriented design. He gives a trivial example of making some ajax call and alerting the response. From the world I come from (c#) he's ...
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How to avoid circular patterns in Node?

I'm new to Node and JavaScript (well, asynchronous programming in general) and I noticed when I was working on a project that the following code is a circular pattern and that these are bad practice ...
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What is the term for an anonymous JavaScript function that's called immediately?

I'm writing a JavaScript style-guide for my team, so that we can organise and contribute our documents easier. But I've hit a small bump which is where my question applies... What am I supposed to ...
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Javascript Password Security [closed]

I am having difficulty with the answer provided here, but I couldn't understand how to implement it. My code is pretty much identical: <script language="javascript"> function check(form) { ...
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Replacing C with JavaScript as an introductory programming language [closed]

I am a new teacher at polytechnic where we teach web development and basic software programming. For years, the institution where I teach have taught C as their introductory programming language to ...
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Using PHP without mixing presentation logic

I'm conceptually designing a website / application and trying to come up with the correct separation of concerns. The basic technologies I'm settling on are: MySQL, PHP (Laravel), HTML/JS (jQuery). ...
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why regex, when using global search and {0,} quantifier, match the end of the string?

I have asked a question here about js, regex, quantifiers and global search. I've understood finally how this works, but, let's take a concrete example and then I`ll write my question. Based on the ...
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How does Chrome V8 work? And why was JavaScript not JIT-Compiled in the first place?

I have been researching Interpreters/Compilers, then I stumbled across JIT-Compilation - specifically Google Chrome's V8 Javascript Engine. My questions are - How can it be faster than standard ...
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Vertical Single Page App libs/patterns?

Lately I've noticed a trend amongst some website homepages to present information in a vertical fashion, forcing the user to scroll down to continue reading the content. As you scroll down, a state ...
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dynamic api code generation in nodejs

We are using nodejs and cassandra for backend stuff. In past few months we wrote same CRUD code for different apps. I am thinking of some way to automatically generating CRUD code. I came across ...
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What would be a reason not to embed JS in C? [closed]

I'm working on an opensource application that processes JSON in C, because I would like to make it easier for people to help me in the project and because JSON is so close to JS. I want to embed a JS ...
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Which JavaScript Template (jst) syntax uses double-brackets, (e.g. [[ and ]] )?

I'm looking at the source code for a Rails application that uses Backbone and there are template files with .jst.ejs extensions. The templates include HTML with lines of JavaScript wrapped in ...
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Is there a relationship between a data source (JSON) and the Model that consumes it?

I have put together a large quiz data structure. It is in JSON format but I guess it could be XML etc. It may look something like this simplified: { "quiz":{ "title": "Welcome to Quiz" ...
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How can I show and hide a single field across my web application through a checked value?

Let's say I have a field called "FooName" and I have "FooName" in several places across my web application (ASP.NET MVC4). I have a check box that allows me to turn "FooName" on and off across the ...
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Is localStorage under The Cookie Law?

I'd like to avoid having the cookies banner on my websites where possible. Could I store session id's in localStorage to bypass implementing the banner?
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Does requestAnimationFrame() really align with monitor refreshes?

Take this code: requestAnimationFrame(function (timestamp) { console.log('one', timestamp); }); requestAnimationFrame(function (timestamp) { console.log('two', timestamp); }); // logs: // ...