In Javascript, this is confusing

Me, web development

Every day at AcademicWorks, the Engineering Team has a Dev Sync where we share something we learned from the day before. Often times we'll hear about some new movie, a cool Kickstarter project, or an interesting ruby gem. Here is what I learned yesterday...

this is a special variable in Javascript because its available everywhere.

It can be used in:

What I learned

One of the benefits to using strict mode in javascript is that if you make a mistake using this, strict mode assigns this to undefined instead of the global object (window in the browser).

Example pitfall

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