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Anonymous functions are functions that are dynamically declared at runtime. They’re called anonymous functions because they aren’t given a name in the same way as normal functions.
Hoisting: On runtime, all var and function declarations are moved to the beginning of each function (its scope) - this is known as Hoisting. Having said so, it is a good practice to declare all the vars altogether on the first line, in order to avoid false expectations with a var that got declared late but happened to hold a value before - this is a common problem for programmers coming from languages with block scope.
Closures are functions that refer to independent (free) variables. In other words, the function defined in the closure 'remembers' the environment in which it was created in. It is an important concept to understand as it can be useful during development, like emulating private methods. It can also help to learn how to avoid common mistakes, like creating closures in loops.
Source: MDN - Closures
Source: MDN - Strict mode
This pattern has been referred to as a self-executing anonymous function, but @cowboy (Ben Alman) introduced the term IIFE as a more semantically accurate term for the pattern.
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ImpactJS is one of the more tested-and-true HTML5 game engines with the initial release all the way back at the end of 2010. It is very well maintained and updated, and has a good-sized community backing it. There exists plenty of documentation - even two books on the subject of creating games with the engine.
LimeJS is a HTML5 game framework for building fast, native-experience games for all modern touchscreens and desktop browsers.
Cocos2d-html5 is an open-source web 2D game framework, released under MIT License. It is a HTML5 version of Cocos2d-x project. The focus for Cocos2d-html5 development is around making Cocos2d cross platforms between browsers and native application.
Kiwi.js is a fun and friendly Open Source HTML5 Game Engine. Some people call it the WordPress of HTML5 game engines
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Isogenic is an advanced game engine that provides the most advanced networking and realtime multiplayer functionality available in any HTML 5 game engine. The system is based on entity streaming and includes powerful simulation options and client-side entity interpolation from delta updates.
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