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Objects and JSON

When thinking about JavaScript objects, it is important to think about them in terms of real life objects. For instance, you have a cup, which is an object. The object has some properties... More …

Back to Pitt

I'm going back to Pitt.

So, if you have been following my journey for the last few months you know I quit school during an intense period of depression— a kind of nervous breakdown. I am finally coming out that, and am working quite hard on the things I had set up when I quit. I’ve worked harder at learning, growing, and building since quitting.

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Review: Object-Oriented JavaScript

Object-Oriented JavaScriptObject-Oriented JavaScript by Nicholas C. Zakas
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Great, quick read that will help any new or intermediate JavaScript or web developer get more familiar with OOP JavaScript.

The best parts of the book for me coincide with the things I am learning at Treehouse during their OOP JavaScript course in the full-stack JavaScript Track.

As far as the OOP nature of JavaScript. A lot of the syntax and ideas borrow heavily from Java and it is evident when I am writing in JS. Fortunately, the book stresses the Prototypal Inheritance of JavaScript instead of thinking about it in a Classical Inheritance type of way. Eric Elliott has already crooned the virtues of Prototypal Inheritance, which is a feature of JavaScript people either love or hate.

I learned a lot in this book, that really just gave me a slightly more in depth look into the stuff I was already learning. Having gone to Pitt for two semesters and taking CS classes, a lot the OOP stuff was familiar as Java is a Classical OOP language. But thinking about it in the JavaScript way was helpful. Four stars.

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