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Binary in JavaScript

Gonçalo Morais at dotJS 2016

It’s time to get your caving gear on because we’re going to take a trip down to the fascinating binary level and see what lies in there! You will quickly learn which binary operations are available in JavaScript and what they can do for you.


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The landscape of our digital worlds is made from 1s and 0s and yet, in our day-to-day lives as web developers, we rarely think about them or operate at such lower level. But you can do binary operations in JavaScript, you can manipulate single or multiple bits with incredibly flexibility! This short talk is not long enough to build, step by step, a real life example of useful binary manipulation, but this blog post by Dan Prince will show you the gains of such approach.