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About the course

In the realm of advanced JavaScript, mastery extends beyond the basics of variables and functions. Arrays, dynamic collections of data, empower developers with the ability to organize and manipulate information efficiently. Objects, the cornerstone of data structures, enable the creation of complex entities with properties and methods, fostering modular and scalable code.

The introduction of constructor functions and the class keyword adds a layer of sophistication, aligning JavaScript with traditional object-oriented languages.

Functional programming, a paradigm rooted in mathematical principles, encourages the use of pure functions and immutability. Concepts like higher-order functions, closures, and lambda expressions empower developers to craft concise and expressive code.

On the other hand, object-oriented programming (OOP) in JavaScript thrives with prototypal inheritance. It involves creating objects that serve as prototypes for other objects, fostering a hierarchical structure that promotes code reuse and extensibility. The recent additions of class syntax and extends keyword have further enriched JavaScript’s OOP capabilities.

In this advanced JavaScript landscape, developers navigate seamlessly between these concepts, combining the best aspects of both functional and object-oriented programming.

Curriculum

In JavaScript, arrays are versatile data structures used to store and organize multiple values within a single variable. Arrays can contain elements of different data types, including numbers, strings, objects, or even other arrays. They are defined using square brackets [] and elements are separated by commas. The indexing of arrays starts at 0, meaning the first element is accessed using array[0].

Objects in JavaScript are collections of key-value pairs, where each key is a string and each value can be of any data type, including numbers, strings, functions, or even other objects. Objects are defined using curly braces {}.

Classes were introduced in ECMAScript 2015 (ES6) and provide a way to create objects with a blueprint or a template. They encapsulate data and behavior into a single unit, making it easier to create and manage objects that share similar characteristics.

Functional programming is a programming paradigm that treats computation as the evaluation of mathematical functions and avoids changing state and mutable data. In JavaScript, functional programming is supported due to its first-class functions and the ability to pass functions as arguments.

Here are some key functional programming concepts in JavaScript

    • First-Class Functions
    • Pure Functions
    • Immutability
    • Higher-Order Functions
    • Functional Composition

Asynchronous JavaScript is a programming paradigm that allows certain operations to be performed independently of the main program flow. It enables non-blocking behavior, meaning that the program doesn’t wait for a particular operation to complete before moving on to the next one.

Callbacks:

Callbacks are functions passed as arguments to other functions and executed after a specific task or event occurs. They are a fundamental concept in asynchronous programming.

Promises:

Promises provide a cleaner way to handle asynchronous operations. A promise represents the eventual completion or failure of an asynchronous operation and can be in one of three states: pending, fulfilled, or rejected.

Async/Await:

Async/Await is a syntax sugar built on top of promises. It provides a more synchronous-looking code structure for handling asynchronous operations. The async keyword is used to define a function that returns a promise, and the await keyword is used to pause the execution of the function until the promise is resolved.

Object-Oriented Programming (OOP) is a programming paradigm that uses objects—instances of classes that encapsulate data and behavior. In JavaScript, OOP is prototype-based, meaning that objects can serve as prototypes for other objects, and inheritance is achieved through prototype chaining.

Objects:

Objects in JavaScript are instances of classes (or prototypes) and can hold properties and methods. Properties are variables that store data, and methods are functions associated with the object.

Constructor Functions:

Constructor functions are used to create objects with a common structure. They act as a blueprint for creating objects and are typically named with an initial uppercase letter.

Inheritance:

Inheritance allows objects to inherit properties and methods from other objects. JavaScript implements inheritance through prototype chaining.

Encapsulation:

Encapsulation involves bundling the data (properties) and methods that operate on the data within a single unit (object). This helps to hide the internal implementation details from the outside world.

Scope in JavaScript:

1. Lexical Scope:

Lexical scope refers to the concept that the visibility of variables is determined by their location within the code. Inner functions have access to variables declared in their outer functions.

2. Closures:

A closure is created when a function is defined inside another function, allowing the inner function to access the outer function’s variables even after the outer function has finished executing.

Execution Context in JavaScript:

1. Global Execution Context:

The default or global execution context is created when the script starts running. It includes the global object (window in browsers) and a reference to the global scope.

2. Function Execution Context:

Every time a function is called, a new execution context is created for that function. It includes the function’s arguments, local variables, a reference to its outer scope, and the this keyword.

Title: Hangman Game

Key Features:

Word Selection:

The game randomly selects a word from a predefined list of words, including terms related to JavaScript and programming.

User Interface:

The game provides a user-friendly interface with a display for the word, the number of attempts remaining, an input field for guessing letters, and a “Make Guess” button.

Display:

The selected word is initially displayed with underscores representing each letter. As the player guesses correct letters, the corresponding underscores are replaced with the actual letters.

Attempts:

The player starts with a certain number of attempts (6 in this case), and the attempts decrease when the player makes incorrect guesses.

Validation:

The game validates user input to ensure that the player enters a single valid letter.

Feedback:

The game provides feedback to the player after each guess, indicating whether the guessed letter is correct or incorrect. Additionally, it informs the player if they’ve already guessed a particular letter.

Game Over:

The game ends when the player correctly guesses the entire word or when they run out of attempts. In the former case, a “Congratulations” message is displayed, and in the latter case, the correct word is revealed.

New Game:

The player can start a new game at any time, which resets the game state and selects a new random word.