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JavaScript Bloopers – most common developers’ mistakes

Małgorzata Janczarska

From a tool most commonly used to make kinky rollover images in 1990s JavaScript grew to be a real programming language. Now it’s the second most popular language for projects hosted on GitHub. Since in 21st century web browsers are expected to host “web applications” rather then just “sites”, developers have no choice but to learn it.

With its flexible syntax JavaScript is a dream tool for beginners and a nightmare for professionals. It takes hours to learn it and years to master it. Even when you get pretty good at it, you may end up doing stupid things and nothing will stop you. Let’s spend some time talking about traps set for us by JavaScript and obvious errors that will stay in your code undetected until the most unexpected moment.

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