The Essentials of Writing High Quality JavaScript

Twice a month, we revisit some of our readers’ favorite posts from throughout the history of Nettuts+. This tutorial was first published in October, 2010.

The brilliant Stoyan Stefanov, in promotion of his book, “JavaScript Patterns,” was kind enough to contribute an excerpt of the book for our readers, which details the essentials of writing high quality JavaScript, such as avoiding globals, using single var declarations, pre-caching length in loops, following coding conventions, and more.

This excerpt also includes some habits not necessarily related to the code itself, but more about the overall code creation process, including ...

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