By the end of this lesson, you should be able to:
Depending on what kind of work you’re doing, you might end up working more with pieces of text rather than numbers. A string is simply a piece of text… and is a fundamental building block of the language.
search. An exhaustive list of methods that can be used on strings can be found here.
Now it’s time for the fun stuff… So far we haven’t done much with our programming that you couldn’t do with simple math skills. Sure, we’ve told our computer how to do the math, so that makes it quicker, but the essence of programming is teaching the computer how to make decisions in order to do more involved things. Conditionals are how we do that.
switchstatement, which comes in handy when you have multiple conditions.
To give you a good bit of practice, we have created some repl.it exercises for you to play with. We believe that it’s best to practice programming on your own computer, rather than in an online environment, but we’ll get to that soon enough.
Be sure to do the lessons in order presented here. Pressing “run” at the top will run the code. Read all directions, watch the terminal, and read all the errors. Don’t forget to use ‘console.log’ extensively.
To get started, create a free repl account and click “Fork” in order to have access to the exercises. Note: Feel free to browse the files on the left column in order to gain familiarity with it.
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This section contains questions for you to check your understanding of this lesson. If you’re having trouble answering the questions below on your own, review the material above to find the answer.