Javascript: The good parts

I cannot get around it: Just started reading an interesting book about Javascript. And i must say: After my tendency to prevent Javascript wherever possible in the past, i actually start to like the language. It has a bad reputation because it is in 100% of cases used to do DOM manipulations and browser feature enrichment and the environment it finds in today's browsers is still quite undefined and often unstable. But the language itself is surprisingly well defined and it has a lot of interesting constructs.
My favorite sentence so far: "Javascript was built on some very good ideas and a few very bad ones.". And the most interesting fact i learned: Javascript is a functional language like Scheme or Lisp. It has nothing to to with Java. Fun...
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