DOM Access in JavaScript

The API that provides access to the Document Object Model and allows us to take control of parts of the document. For more info on what comprises the DOM, check out MDN's writeup. The example below performs multiple DOM manipulations. The CSS styling shown here can be done by the name (like .width(), for example) when available or  MORE q

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Strict Mode in JavaScript

Strict mode can be turned on by the developer to run a variant of JavaScript in the browser. This variant uses different semantics to run JS code. Initiating this is as simple as writing: 'use strict'; One use case is as a temporary measure during development to uncover errors that would otherwise fail silently. In addition, if browser support can be  MORE q

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Date and Time in Javascript

The Date() object provides the number of seconds from January 1970 UTC up to the moment it is invoked. The parameters of the function allow for formatting of the output.. .toLocaleTimeString(), .toLocaleDateString() and .toLocaleString() are   MORE q

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Classes in JavaScript

Classes are blueprints to create Objects. When a class is set up with all of the properties and functions for the object, this class can then be used to create any number of identical Objects. Important notes on classes : It is common to capitalize the first letter of the class name to make clear it is a class and  MORE q

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Literals in JavaScript

Literal in programming: In computer science, a literal is a notation for representing a fixed value in source code. In JavaScript, it would be closed by { } or [ ]. Object Literal: This would be closed by { } and have a key(String or Number) and a value (any type) separated by a colon with each entry   MORE q

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Forms & Validation

It is a good idea to perform basic tests on user-inputted data before sending it to the server just to make sure it meets basic standards. This is not, in any way, a substitute for actual security tests that must be performed on the server before consuming the data. Any code running in the browser can be altered, so truly protecting the server from malicious code sent via form data can only be done away from the  MORE q

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