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Chapter 1. Getting Acquainted with JavaScript > The Snap-together Language

The Snap-together Language

Here's another buzzword that we should get out of the way: JavaScript is an object-oriented language. So what does that mean?

Objects

First, let's think about objects. An object is some kind of a thing. A cat, a computer, and a bicycle are all objects ( Figure 1.3 ) in the physical world. To JavaScript, there are objects it deals with in Web browsers, such as windows, forms, and the elements of the form, such as buttons and check boxes ( Figure 1.4 ).


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