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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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: // ...
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Is writing code chronologically the best way for readability? [closed]

So I've been writing a lot of JavaScript lately. Despite what many people say I think JavaScript can be a simple and beautiful language. What I've pondered of late is how to structure the code so it ...
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Why does a lot of Angular source code avoid enclosing the contents of a file in a closure?

I am assuming because it is a standard practice in the Angular world that, any sort of module system has to be wrapped as an Angular module and angular should be the only global variable used which ...
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The difference between bind and _.curry

So JavaScript's bind supports currying, but most people use some other library like lodash or ramda to do currying. From first impression It seems like bind supports context changing, since that is ...
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Mapping different XML and CSV feeds

Not sure if this is the right venue to be asking this but here goes. A little background. I'm trying to build an ecommerce app that would allow sellers from other venues--like, amazon and newegg--to ...
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is this a valid javascript design pattern when many instances are required?

I have some code that I'm refactoring, right now its just a list of functions, primarily jQuery. The code is a form builder. The user adds sections, questions etc using jqueryUI drag/drop/sort. They ...
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What is the name of the pattern for passing an incomplete object to a constructor? [closed]

Several times in javascript I've seen a constructor function take in one parameter. The constructor will initialize all the fields for the object to default values and then use the parameter to ...
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Securing ajax calls to rest api

I need for my app to consume a rest api service and since I will call it from javascript/jquery i need to expose it to the end user. In this case I would also need to expose credentials to the end ...
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Best place to declare functions in this example

Suppose I have code that accepts html GET requests: server.get('path/to/some/endpoint', function(req,res) { function a() { //function goes here } } Is it better to declare functions ...
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The correct way of declaring & instantiating variables ( Javascript ) [duplicate]

I have seen other peoples code and each person has a different way of declaring variables. And I have been told by quite a few people that declaring variables in the Global Scope is wrong. My ...
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Switching over to the real ES6 / ES2015 [closed]

It is exciting time of having Babel and being able to use all nice nice features. It got me thinking, what happens in the future? Nobody really talks about it. I mean some browsers would eventually ...
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Short Circuit Execution [closed]

Modify the car painting example car.color = favoriteColor ||"black"; so that the car is painted with your favorite color if you have one; otherwise it is painted with the the color of your garage: ...
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When to use Prototypes & the correct usage of Prototypes ( Javascript )

I have been programming in Javascript for a while and I am quite comfortable with it. And I know the basic concept of prototypes and I have also used them a few times. But one thing I can't figure out ...
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Importing plain javascript libraries in an AngularJs application

I am working on an AngularJs project which is getting bigger very fast. Currently I need to store some user data, so I was using $localStorage for Angular. But I had a problem, as the application is ...
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Using a rules engine to manage client and server side validation of business rules?

Has anyone managed to use a common rules system between their frontend and backend? Similar to this question: Managing client-side and server-side validations in one place, I'm trying to find a way ...
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Where to declare event handlers: Markup or Script?

If the event handler is declared in the markup, it'd be (kind-of) adding presentation logic to HTML. <button id="btn" onClick="foo()">Click Me!</button> If the event handler is declared ...
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What is the difference between web components and custom elements?

"Web Components" and "Custom elements" are often mixed up, and web searches for the title of this question don't yet produce much clarity. Let's fix that.
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What is the actual value of a consistent code style

I am part of a consultant team implementing a new solution for a customer. I am responsible for the majority of code reviews on the client-side codebase (React and javascript). I have noticed that ...
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Preserving data in js with multipage application

One benefit of single page applications like Angular.js, is that you can store data in a global variable and access in multiple routes. With multiple page applications, the data is lost during ...
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How can I keep browser URL secret when editing data?

Suppose, There is a user list. <a href="user/5">Edit</a> <a href="user/6">Edit</a> When a system user clicked to edit a user info. Then it goes to url to browser like as ...
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you don't know js book 'this' example [closed]

I am reading the book "you don't know js this & object" and I ran into below where they are explaining 'this'. Now, below example, I understand somewhat but I just do not understand what ...
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Conceptual question whether to pass data between functions or use a Class

I have a hard time to find an ideal concept / design and would appreciate your thoughts on this. I have 16 "tissues" that I need to keep track on. Each tissue holds a pressure that need to be ...
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JS Asynchronous Load Pattern

This is a specific problem but I believe the pattern here may be general enough to be useful to the audience here. I'm working on an offline JS application. In my JS application, I would like to run ...
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Is automatically generating passwords during registration a good idea?

I'm developing a registration system for a project I'm working on. Since users tend not to sign up if the process is too long, I've thought to require (at least initially) just their email, where I ...
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Algorithm and data structure to match groups of users (1-5 each) into 2 balanced sets of 5 users

I'm building a matchmaking queueing service for a 5v5 team-based game. I have a large set of users that are grouped into unique lobbies comprised of 1-5 users each. Each user has an integer based ...
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How to avoid tying these two methods together with global mutable state?

I'm in the process of reading Code Complete 2 and learned that using global state is a no-no. What can I do to avoid using global state in this situation? Some background information: I have two ...
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Static classes vs prototype classes whats the difference really

I am manage to create both static and prototype classes in this JS code, Keeping in mind that I will always need 1 instance of prototype class "Fruits" here, what benefit could I get over static ...
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maintain rate of animation with requestAnimationFrame

I've noticed that HTML game developers are recommending the use of requestAnimationFrame as opposed to a timer for the animation loop. I understand that this can be optimized by the browser, but how ...
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Clear JQuery Listeners Before Ajax Load of Similar Data

I have a tree structure on the left side of my page from which the user can drill down and select items. Each branch has similar items. When clicking a leaf node, I make a JQuery .load(...) call that ...
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What's wrong about extending a class with prototype methods?

I was at a bar last night with a few of my colleagues. They said that it's a bad idea to extend the functionality of basic JavaScript Objects with a prototype method. For example, let's say you ...