Computer Science – What goes on under the hood – 3 Informative Links


I’ve been reading up about JavaScript Engines and how JavaScript actually works under the hood. This led to me looking into how browsers work, and then how computers work.

I strongly suggest anyone starting out in coding or software development to look into how computers work, how browsers work, and how your JavaScript code is processed and compiled. It’s helped me realise how performance problems can arise from seemingly innocent mistakes that start small, but snowball into bigger problems.

1 –  A really fun introduction to computer science (at a super basic level).

Early Computing: Crash course Computer Science

2 – Short intro into how JavaScript engines work.

A Guide to JavaScript Engines for Idiots

3 – Informative and well written page about how modern web browsers work.

How Browsers Work: Behind the scenes of modern web browsers



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