Incrementing Shortcuts

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Text messages full of abbreviations can be difficult to understand until you know what the letters stand for. The same goes for reading code because computer programmers are always coming up with ways to reduce typing. One typical line of code that frequently gets abbreviated follows the pattern of statements such as x = x + 1 or y = y * 6.  This video shows how these lines of code can be simplified by using the operators such as += and *= in JavaScript.  Your young coders will feel right at home in this world of shortcuts.    

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  • Simple introduction to using different functions to add color to lines, objects, and backgrounds
  • Clear explanation
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