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  Google open sources Leak Finder for JavaScript


Google recently open sourced a tools for finding memory leaks in JavaScript programs. In JavaScript you cannot have "memory leaks" in the traditional sense, but you can have objects which are unintentionally kept alive and which in turn keep alive other objects, e.g., large parts of DOM. Leak Finder for JavaScript works against the Developer tools remote inspecting protocol of Chrome, retrieves heap snapshots, and detects objects which are "memory leaks" according to a given leak definition. The...

   Google,Open source,JavaScript     2012-08-15 13:45:34


  JavaScript JVM runs Java


The world of software is made slightly crazy because of the huge flexibility within any computer language. Once you have absorbed the idea of a compiler written in the language it compiles what else is there left to gawp at? But... a Java Virtual Machine JVM written in JavaScript seems like another level of insanity.In fact it is a quite reasonable idea which is only made mad by the usual positions that Java, the top dog, and JavaScript the underling, usually occupy. Java is compiled not to mach...

   JavaScript,JVM,BicaVM,Cross platform,JavaScript written JVM     2011-11-22 02:51:38


  You can get properties of pseudo-element using JavaScript now


The pseudo-element6 in CSS is extremely useful, you can use it to create CSS triangles and lots of other elements without overuse many HTML elements. In the past, you cannot get the property value of pseudo-element in CSS using JavaScript. Now you can call a new method in JavaScript to get them easily. Assume you have below CSS codes: .element:before { content: 'NEW'; color: rgb(255, 0, 0); } To get the properties in .element:before, you can use below JavaScript method: var color = window.getC...

   pseudo-element,property,JavaScript     2014-04-05 20:58:25


  Some short code snippets which use all JavaScript keywords


In JavaScript, keywords are reserved and cannot be used as variable or function names. For example void, function and this are JavaScript keywords, they are keywords which are reserved for special use. Here is list of the keywords in JavaScript. We also show you some short code snippets which use all the keywords in JavaScript.void function() {//abcd   do break;while(typeof delete this);  for(var a;;)  if (true)  with(null)  try{}catch(a){}finally{} else throw new 1;&nbs...

   Code snippet,JavaScript,keyword     2012-07-16 12:12:05


  Why 0.1+0.2 != 0.3


In programming languages such as JavaScript, c/c++, Java and Matlab, you will find that you will get unexpected result when doing float point calculation. For example, when calculating 0.1 + 0.1, you will not get 0.3: > 0.1 + 0.2 == 0.3 false > 0.1 + 0.2 0.30000000000000004 Don't be surprised of this result, this is the end result of IEEE 754 standard, float point number cannot be accurately represented according to IEEE 754 because: No enough memory is allocated for representing the num...

   float point,comparison,JavaScript     2014-11-19 05:32:46


  Which one has a worse reputation, JavaScript or PHP?


There has a been a lot of criticism of PHP over being a badly designed programming language. JavaScript seems quite a similar language with loose-typing and flexible array declarations/memory management, but is widely adopted by industry leaders such as Google. Google even has a JavaScript style guide. Many people think that PHP has a worse reputation than JavaScript. Carlos Ribeiro gave his analysis on a high level which doesn't touch the language syntax. Attributing JavaScript success to it be...

   JavaScript,PHP,reputation,comparison     2014-05-03 06:26:10


  JavaScript: Private variables


The first thing you often hear when talking about JavaScript is often “JavaScript doesn’t have visibility modifiers, hence it doesn’t support private variables”. This is only valid for 50%, because JavaScript indeed doesn’t have visibility modifiers (public, private, friend) but it has closures and function scopes. With these tools we can make variables private. Let’s take the following function: var names = ["Kenneth", "John", "Marc", "Robert"]; var lookup =...

   JavaScript,private variable,closure     2012-04-28 11:46:34


  Name resolution order in JavaScript


To understand what value a variable has in JavaScript, we need to understand some concepts such as scope and name resolution order. JavaScript has two scopes; one is program level and the other one is function level. Unlike in C,C++ or Java, JavaScript has no block level scope. So a variable defined in a if block will still be available outside. For example, the below example: var foo = 1; function bar() { if (true) { var foo = 10; } alert(foo); } bar(); The alert will display 10 since the ...

   JavaScript,Scope,Name resolution     2013-07-10 01:29:28


  Update parent window after closing the window opened by window.open()


Imagine we have a webpage which has a text field to let user enter a date. Usually, we may create a calendar window to ask the user to pick one date from the calendar window, when the date is picked, the calendar window will close and the date picked will be put into the text field. This way involves the window.open() method in JavaScript, and we may think how the opened window knows its parent window and then updates the parent window. I give a simple demo on this.We have two pages, on is the p...

   window.open, JavaScript,update, return value     2012-06-23 01:36:32


  Inspiring facts about JavaScript


JavaScript has been advocated as the first language to be learned by people who want to program. We have discussed the reasons why we should do so. Recently with the popularity of Node.js, JavaScript has become a full-stack language,  it can be used as both frontend and backend programming language. Today we will give some hard facts which will convince you about the popularity of JavaScript. Just like William Ting said ""JavaScript will stay relevant as long as people use the internet". Ye...

   JavaScript,popularity     2014-06-07 08:52:36