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JavaScript: Tips and Tricks

Here we provide a list of free articles and tutorials of tips and tricks that will make you more effective with JavaScript.

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How to Create a Google Map Object with the Maps JavaScript API

To use the Google Maps JavaScript API, you first need to create an instance of the Google Maps object. Here's how:

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How to Install Node.js on a Mac

Node.js is required for using many JavaScript tools and for creating server-side JavaScript applications. Here is how you install Node.js on a Mac.

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How to Install Node.js on Windows

Node.js is required for using many JavaScript tools and for creating server-side JavaScript applications. Here is how you install Node.js on Windows.

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How to Learn JavaScript on Your Own

There are plenty of free and cheap resources for learning JavaScript. Here we provide some tips for finding the most popular up-to-date tutorials and books.

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How to Open Google Chrome's JavaScript Console

You can use Google Chrome's Console to practice JavaScript.

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How to Run a Node.js Application on a Mac

Node.js makes it possible for you to run JavaScript programs outside of a web browser or on a server. To run a Node.js application on MacOS, follow these three steps.

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How to Run a Node.js Application on Windows

Node.js makes it possible for you to run JavaScript programs outside of a web browser or on a server. To run a Node.js application on Windows, follow these three steps.

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How to Send and Receive JSON Data to and from the Server

The JSON syntax is like JavaScript's object literal syntax, except that it cannot be assigned to a variable. JSON merely represents the data itself. Since JSON is just a string of text, it needs to be converted to an object to be useful inside JavaScript. Likewise, JavaScript objects need to be converted into strings in order to be used as JSON data. The following explains how to send data between the browser and server with JSON.

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Why JavaScript is called JavaScript

Why is JavaScript called JavaScript? Does it have anything to do with Java? Do you want to impress your friends and family with your deep knowledge of the etymology of the name "JavaScript"?

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