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What is Prototype?

In JavaScript, objects also have one additional attribute: a pointer to another object. We call this pointer the object’s prototype.

Prototype allows you to create inheritance in JavaScript objects.

var man = Object.create(null);
defineProperty(man, 'sex', "male");

var yehuda = Object.create(man);
defineProperty(yehuda, 'firstName', "Yehuda");
defineProperty(yehuda, 'lastName', "Katz");

yehuda.sex       // "male"
yehuda.firstName // "Yehuda"
yehuda.lastName  // "Katz"

Object.getPrototypeOf(yehuda) // returns the man object

Read more: Yehuda Katz’s Understanding Prototype in JavaScript

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What is CLR?

The Common Language Runtime (CLR) is the virtual machine component of Microsoft’s .NET framework and is responsible for managing the execution of .NET programs.

A language like C# requires the .NET Common Language Runtime (CLR) to execute. Essentially, as an application that is written in C# executes, the CLR is managing memory, performing garbage collection, handling exceptions, and providing many more services that you, as a developer, don’t have to write code for. The C# compiler produces Intermediate Language (IL) , rather than machine language, and the CLR understands IL. When the CLR sees the IL, it Just-In-Time (JIT) compiles it, method by method, into compiled machine code in memory and executes it. The CLR manages the code as it executes.

Read more: Common Language Runtime – Wikipedia

 
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