I stumbled upon this 7-minute video about objects in Javascript on YouTube:

While watching it, I realized how funny it was that similar-looking data types were called different things in different programming languages.

example = [1, 2, 3, 4]

In Javascript, this is called an array. In Python, it’s called a list.

example = {
'protagonist': 'Harry Potter',
'nemesis': 'Voldemort',
'antagonist': 'Draco Malfoy'

In Javascript, this is called an object. In Python, this is called a dictionary.

If you’re switching from either language for the first time, don’t get tripped up!

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