Understanding the Keyword “this” in Javascript

Aziz Booker
Feb 27 · 3 min read

A short guide to understanding the ‘this’ keyword in javascript

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In order to understand how javascript works, it is important to understand how the ‘this’ keyword works. It is important to know that depending on the context ‘this’ is called it can reference different values and objects

Using ‘this’ in a global invocation

Using ‘this’ in a function invocation

Using ‘this’ in a method invocation

Using ‘this’ in a constructor

using ‘this’ in a bound functions

using ‘this’ in DOM event handlers

Final Thoughts

Aziz Booker

Aspiring Front End Web devloper with a passion of coding

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