Thanks to Chris for the mentoring session!

Slightly similarly to instance methods in Ruby, in JavaScript we can define properties for a function, and pretty much on the fly.

I was quite mind-blown by the fact that I can treat a function like an Object, and since it’s like an Object because IT IS an Object, we can assign new properties as key-value pair, and let’s see the cool thing is that the value can be.

Say we have a function User:

function User() { console.log("Hi, I am a user!") };

> User()
 I am a user

Now I want to assign a property as a boolean that tells us the status of the user, whether they like ice cream from what we know:

User.likeIceCreamDefault = false

> User.likeIceCreamDefault

Now let’s add a name to the user for the sake of our example, so we assign a string as a variable for the property:

User.firstName = "Frankie"

> User.firstName

(☝️ Single quotes in the response, cause this is JS, and Chrome knows 🤣 )

And the last I want to show is that I can assign a function as a property:

User.iceCreamForFrankie = () => { if(User.firstName === "Frankie") { console.log("I love ice cream"); return true } }

> User.iceCreamForFrankie()
 I love ice cream

Since these are key-value pairs, if I want to list all the available properties that were created for this function I can call:

> (3) ['likeIceCreamDefault', 'firstName', 'iceCreamForFrankie']

Don’t take my word for it, try it in your Chrome console.

This example is trivial, but hey, TIL.