Xah Web Dev Blog Archive 2015-07

this Binding (major update. Added a section on the purpose)

Compare Array Equality

Range Function for Array

Timing JavaScript Code

China ISP Ad Injection

Google gmail's spam box is now deciding what you should see. This from Linux Torvalds. https://plus.google.com/+LinusTorvalds/posts/DiG9qANf5PA

Google Gmail Blocks Mozilla Thunderbird

JavaScript Load Order (minor update)

JavaScript Fun with new, null, null char, …

new;    // syntax error. keyword “new” must be followed by a expression
x[new] = 22; // syntax error. keyword “new” must be followed by a expression

x."new" = 11; // syntax error. dot notation can't start with quote
x.new = 7;    // valid. new is converted to a string

"\x00" // valid. a string with a null char.

var x = { null: 3 }; // valid. null is converted to string here
var x = { new: 2 };  // valid. new is converted to string here

var x = { "\x00": 4}; // valid. string with a null char, as property key

var x = { "p": null }; // valid. property value can be any value.

Deferred Loading JavaScript for Old Browser (minor update)

Google's PageSpeed Insights Fails Its Own Site

find nesting depth of a element

// find nesting depth of a element
function getDepth (ele) {
    var dp = 0;
    while ( ele.parentNode !== null ) {
        ele = ele.parentNode;
        dp++; }
    return dp;
}

2015 Features First draft.

ES2015 Language Specification – ECMA-262 6th Edition Now with collapsible table of contents.

Brendan Eich, inventor of JavaScript, turns out, is not a good presenter, nor is he a good blogger.

node.js size bloat
node.js size bloat

Array-Like Object to Array (major update)

// js quiz. what does it return
 "toString" in {p:3}

answer: Access Property

Get Property, Set Property (new. on its own page)

Create/Delete Property (new. on its own page)

Property Overview (new)

JavaScript quiz: property name with space

var x={"a b": 8};
x["a b"];
x[a b];
x."a b";

Property Dot Notation / Bracket Notation

Prototype and Inheritance (major update. Added standard object inheritance hierarchy.)

JavaScript Style Guide for Functional Programers

JavaScript object's __proto__ property for getting parent is now officially blessed by ES2015. Get/Set Prototype