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JavaScript Step by Step by Steve Suehring

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Chapter 10. An introduction to JavaScript libraries and frameworks

After completing this chapter, you will be able to

  • Understand the role of JavaScript programming libraries and frameworks.

  • Understand how to define your own library.

  • Understand the role of third-party JavaScript libraries and frameworks and how to find more information about them.

Understanding programming libraries

In programming terms, a library is a grouping of code that provides common or additional functionality. Typically, libraries consist of one or more files that expose objects and functions. Within a program, a developer includes or calls the library to use these additional objects and functions. In this way, JavaScript libraries and frameworks are useful because they offload ...

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