IIFE’s in JavaScript Explained in 3 Minutes

JavaScript, like many programming languages, has implied global variables: variables which can be accessed by any function, anywhere, after they have been declared and defined, without specifying that the variable is global. For example: // a global variable var exampleStr = “Hello, World!” function exampleFunction(){…

Home Office boss quits over ‘campaign against him’

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionSir Philip Rutnam says there has been a “vicious, orchestrated briefing campaign” against him The top civil servant in the Home Office has resigned and said he intends to claim against the government for constructive dismissal. Sir…

Coronavirus: Hunt for source of UK-infected case

Image copyright PA Media Image caption The World Health Organization has raised its global risk assessment to its highest level Health officials are trying to discover how a man in England caught coronavirus, after he became the first person to infected within the UK. The…

In Syria, Erdogan Brushes Up Against Limits of Pivoting to Putin

With mounting losses in Syria and no sign that Turkey’s Western allies are willing to provide significant military support, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is confronting the limits of his strategy of working with the Syrian government’s main backer, Russia. Turkey said Friday that it retaliated…

Ohio State University wants to trademark the word ‘The’

Application No. 88571984 was filed Thursday, and the school seeks to use the word “the” mainly on t-shirts, baseball caps and hats. The application was discovered by Josh Gerben, a trademark lawyer. “This application has issues out of the gate,” Gerben said in a video…

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