The foundation of the JavaScript language

Get an overview of the foundational constructs of the JavaScript language. This demo briefly describes the basic constructs and provides examples that illustrate how they can be used.

Kris Hadlock (, Web Developer/Designer, Studio Sedition

Photo of Kris HadlockKris Hadlock has been a contract web developer and designer since 1996. He has worked on projects for companies such as SPIN Magazine, IKEA, United Airlines, JP Morgan Chase, GoDaddy Software, and Fire Mountain Gems. He is the author of Ajax for Web Application Developers (Sams) and The ActionScript Migration Guide (New Riders) as well as a featured columnist and writer for numerous websites and design magazines, including,, and Practical Web Design magazine. Kris is also the founder of, a web design and software development studio specializing in fusion of form and function.

01 November 2011

With the increase in JavaScript libraries, the popularity of JavaScript has skyrocketed over recent years. The JavaScript language provides the foundation for all of these libraries and is essential for understanding how to create complex functionality with them. This demo provides a foundational understanding of a few core concepts that are necessary before developing with any JavaScript library.


4:10 minutes





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