__proto__ vs prototype

Image for post
Image for post

We explore the __proto__ property on JavaScript Objects, and how it relates to the normal prototype. Basically, the .__proto__ property points to the object that the current object actually will use when doing lookups on the prototype chain, while “.prototype” only exists on functions, in case you want to use those objects as constructors
passed to the new keyword.

Full video:

Stuff mentioned in the video:

• Full series: Object creation in JavaScript

• Music in the video: Peacock by 7 minutes dead

# I’m also active on:
• Twitter https://twitter.com/mpjme
• Medium https://medium.com/@mpjme
• Quora https://www.quora.com/profile/Mattias-Petter-Johansson

Fun Fun Function

A fun, personal and down-to-earth show about programming

Medium is an open platform where 170 million readers come to find insightful and dynamic thinking. Here, expert and undiscovered voices alike dive into the heart of any topic and bring new ideas to the surface. Learn more

Follow the writers, publications, and topics that matter to you, and you’ll see them on your homepage and in your inbox. Explore

If you have a story to tell, knowledge to share, or a perspective to offer — welcome home. It’s easy and free to post your thinking on any topic. Write on Medium

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store