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Let, const, and var are WEIRD in JavaScript

Variable used to be the norm in JavaScript, but now there are better players on the playing field: let and const. The main difference? Scope. See, scope is important in programming. In most cases, always using global variables isn’t a great idea, but ther…

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JavaScript: The First 20 Years

How a sidekick scripting language for Java, created at Netscape in a ten-day hack, ships first as a de facto Web standard and eventually becomes the world’s most widely used programming language. This paper tells the story of the creation, design, evoluti…

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