PPK describes the this keyword as a reference to the owner of the function we are executing, or the object that a function is a method of. He then compares how attaching a function to an event in two different ways affects what the this keyword references.
Jim Ley covers the intricacies of type conversion, implicit and explicit. He covers type conversion into boolean, string, number, undefined, null; and parsing into floats and integers. This is backed up by conversion tables for quick reference. There's also a useful section on regular expressions for form field validation.
this keyword is being used in the code. Snook offers workarounds to this by passing objects so that the context is correct, or using the
call() function to ensure the context is correct.
Tim describes another two different approaches to using the Module Pattern (a way of creating Singletons). The first example takes advantage of the natural indentation to clearly see which methods are private and which are public. The second is a curried function, a function that returns another function.
David Dorward compares dot notation and square bracket notation, where square bracket notation can be used where dot notation can't. Recommends using dot notation, because its easier to read, and square bracket notation when it can't be done with dot notation.
The Yahoo! Web Developer Network provides a one page overview of JSON, giving a quick tutorial on JSON, how to get Yahoo! Web services to emit JSON, offering an output of a JSON object literal as well as using a callback function method. Yahoo! also describes how their web services typically translate their XML structures into JSON.
Christian Heilmann offers another incremental improvement to the Module Pattern, and calls it the Revealing Module Pattern. This defines an anonymous object that contains a list of methods and properties that are publicly available. Christian notes that this method also allows you to set up a public property that's privately generated by a method. Christian's improvement makes it quickly clear which properties and methods are public.
Christian Heilmann compares the Object Literal to Douglas Crockford's Module pattern and finds that the Module pattern fixes a major problem of the object literal - the difficult choice of using this or fully qualified references to functions in the same block. Christian also covers the improvements in the Module Pattern, like the decluttering of the return block, which makes the resulting a little easier to work with.
An evolt article that covers using Regular Expressions, including the difference between static and dynamic regular expressions (compiled at compile time or runtime respectively). Good selection of tables such as regex modifiers, patterns and escaping, look ahead, backreferences. Includes a short section on usage. A neat short cheatsheet for starting to use regular expressions.
As web pages become more and more like applications, code performance becomes more and more important. This article looks at a number of performance issues to avoid, in EcmaScript, DOM and AJAX requests. Covers eval, the with keyword, try/catch in performance-critical code, global variables, implicit object conversion, string concatenation, primitive operations over function calls, repainting and reflowing documents, modifying elements, using XPath.