Tag: class

Of Classes and Arrow Functions (a cautionary tale)

Behold, the new hotness! The shapely Arrow Function has driven away the irksome function keyword and (by virtue¬†of lexical this scoping) bought joy to many a JavaScript programmer. Yet, as the following account relates, even the best tools should be used with discretion. Continue reading “Of Classes and Arrow Functions (a cautionary tale)”

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Fixing the JavaScript typeof operator

Working with JavaScript’s typeof operator is a bit like operating a clapped-out old car (or an early model Dell Inspiron). It gets the job done (mostly) and you learn to work around the quirks – but you probably aspire to something better.

In this article I’ll give a brief overview of typeof before introducing a tiny new function which is a fully-loaded, more reliable alternative that works directly with the language internals.
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