Blog: JavaScript

The Benefits to Learning JavaScript

By Martin Schaeferle

JavaScript is an essential language to have under your belt. Its "write once and run anywhere" mechanics allow users with different programming systems to easily run this language.

This blog entry was originally posted April 04, 2013 by Martin Schaeferle

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What are the Most In-Demand Programming Languages?

By Martin Schaeferle

If you're a programmer, sometimes it's a good idea to occasionally read up on job reports that illustrate the most popular languages on the job market.

This blog entry was originally posted March 20, 2013 by Martin Schaeferle

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Soften Your Look with jQuery

By Don Kiely

As mentioned in a previous blog post, Microsoft made two commitments when it decided to embrace jQuery as its one and only client-side JavaScript library.

This blog entry was originally posted October 26, 2012 by Don Kiely

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jQuery Plugins, Easy as 1,2,3

By Don Kiely

Despite the usefulness and comprehensiveness of jQuery, it doesn't do everything it could to make your JavaScript coding life simpler.

This blog entry was originally posted October 24, 2012 by Don Kiely

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jQuery: Sticking to Commitments

By Don Kiely

Microsoft made two commitments when it decided to embrace jQuery as its one and only client-side JavaScript library.

This blog entry was originally posted October 22, 2012 by Don Kiely

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XAML vs. HTML ain't like VB vs. C#

By Ken Getz

Before Windows 8 apps came along, I spent a lot of time writing courseware for both VB and C#, and converting between the two was relatively easy--I got it down to a science.

This blog entry was originally posted September 14, 2012 by Ken Getz

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Property Access Expressions in JavaScript

By Martin Schaeferle

Expressions are the building blocks of JavaScript code, the mechanism you can use to manipulate data and change the state of an application.

This blog entry was originally posted July 25, 2012 by Martin Schaeferle

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Variable Cautions and Gotchas in JavaScript

By Martin Schaeferle

Keep in mind that although the value stored in a JavaScript variable is strongly typed-a string, number, Boolean, or object-the variable can hold any type during program execution. There is no type defined as part of the declaration.

This blog entry was originally posted July 23, 2012 by Martin Schaeferle

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Object Comparisons in JavaScript

By Martin Schaeferle

Unlike primitive values, JavaScript compares objects by reference. This means that two object variables are equal only if the two variables hold a reference to the same object in memory.

This blog entry was originally posted July 20, 2012 by Martin Schaeferle

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Escape Sequences in String Literals Using JavaScript

By Martin Schaeferle

When you need to include any of a number of characters that have special meaning within a string literal, you can create an escape sequence using a backslash to identify the special character.

This blog entry was originally posted July 19, 2012 by Martin Schaeferle

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