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              <h1>JS basic functions</h1>
<h2>To declare a function, you need the following</h2>
  <li>The keyword <strong>function</strong></li>
  <li>A function name</li>
  <li>Parenthesis, with optional parameters</li>
  <li> Curly braces, with an expression to execute</li>
<code>function name(parameter1, parameter2, parameter3) { code to be executed }
<p>Notice the functions do not end with a semicolon, unlike variables. However, this changes when you tie a function to a variable <strong>(Anonymous functions)</strong></p>
<div class="demo">
  <h2>Demo #1</h2>
  <p>Pass in parametes and return a value from a simple function.</p>
  <p id="demo">function 1</p>

<h3>When you should use parantheses</h3>
<p>If you call (invoke) a function and do not use the () at the end, it will return the function rather than a value</p>
<div class="demo">
  <h2>Demo #2</h2>
  <p>Show the difference when calling a function with and without parathenses </p>
  <p id="demo2"></p>
  <code id="demo2a"></code>
<h2>Anonymous Functions</h2>
<p> A JavaScript function can also be defined using an expression.A function expression can be stored in a variable:</p>
<div class="demo">
    <h2>Demo #3</h2>
  <code id="demo3" ></code>
  <p id="demo3a"></p>
<h2>Function Hoisting</h2>
<p>This allows you to call a function before it declared, JS default behavior moves functions and variables to the top of the current scope</p>
<h2>Self Invoking Functions</h2>
<p>if you want a function to invoke itself without being called, wrap it in parenthesis and keep a pair outside as well. AKA <strong>anonymous self-invoking function</strong></p>
<div class="demo">
  <p id="selfie"></p>
<h2>Functions are Objects</h2>
<p>The 'typeof' operator in JavaScript returns "function" for functions.But, JavaScript functions can best be described as objects.JavaScript functions have both properties and methods. You can use object properties on objects. ( .toString, .length ,etc.) </p>
<h2>Arguments and Parameters</h2>
<p>'Parameters' are the local variables inside a function, where 'arguments' are the real values that pass into those parameters. JS doesn't do any checking on the parameters that are passed in.</p>
<p>If there are fewer 'arguments' than parameters, then the remaining parameters will result in  'undefined.' If a function is called with too many arguments (more than declared), these arguments can be reached using the arguments object.</p>
<h3>Arguments Object</h3>
<p>JavaScript functions have a built-in object called the arguments object. The argument object contains an array of the arguments used when the function was called (invoked).This way you can simply use a function to find (for instance) the highest value in a list of numbers:</p>
<div class="demo">
  <p>the highest number in the arguments array is:</p>
  <p id="max"></p>
<h3>Arguments are pass by values</h3>
<p>The parameters, in a function call, are the function's arguments.

JavaScript arguments are passed by value: The function only gets to know the values, not the argument's locations.
<strong>If a function changes an argument's value, it does not change the parameter's original value.</strong> Changes to arguments are not visible (reflected) outside the function.</p>
<h3>Objects are Passed by Reference</h3>
<p>In JavaScript, object references are values.
Because of this, objects will behave like they are passed by <strong>reference: If a function changes an object property, it changes the original value.</strong>Changes to object properties are visible (reflected) outside the function.</p>
              html {
  margin-left: 15px;
.demo {
  border: 1px solid #000;
  padding: 15px;
.code {
  font-family: courier;
              //demo #1
function myFunction(x, y) {
  return x * y;
document.getElementById('demo').innerHTML = myFunction(5, 3);
//demo #2
document.getElementById('demo2').innerHTML = myFunction(4, 6);
document.getElementById('demo2a').innerHTML = myFunction;
//demo #3
var x = function(a, b) {
  return a + b
document.getElementById('demo3').innerHTML = x;
var z = x(5, 9);
document.getElementById('demo3a').innerHTML = z;
//or the same above can be written
//document.getElementById('demo3a').innerHTML = x(5, 9);
//this would save writing an extra element, AKA 'chaining'
(function() {
  document.getElementById("selfie").innerHTML = "Hello! I called myself";
//returns the highest number in the arguments
function findMax() {
      max = 0;
  for(var i=0; i< arguments.length; i++) {
    if (arguments[i] > max) {
      max = arguments[i];
  return max;
document.getElementById('max').innerHTML = findMax(4,5,6,16);
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