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JavaScript JavaScript Array Iteration Methods Array Iteration Examples Using forEach()

Andrew Phythian
Andrew Phythian
19,747 Points

Alternative Solution

Posting a different solution method to the video (and others already posted). I index the location of the first instance of the letter S in each name in the array and if it was 0 (the first letter), I added the name to the array.

const names = ['Selma', 'Ted', 'Mike', 'Sam', 'Sharon', 'Marvin'];
var sNames = [];

names.forEach(name => {
  if(name.indexOf("S") == 0) {
  sNames.push(name);
  }
})
console.log(sNames);

Returns the following in the console...

[ 'Selma', 'Sam', 'Sharon' ]  
Teacher Russell
Teacher Russell
16,872 Points

https://w.trhou.se/2pvtky460u and yet another way........This was the first thing that popped into my head when I paused the video.

1 Answer

tomd
tomd
16,701 Points

Looks good.

I tried to fit it all onto one line and came up with this.

names.forEach( name => (name[0] === 'S') ? s.push(name) : 0);

you can make it even shorter, but its pretty unreadable

names.forEach(n=>(n[0]==='S')?s.push(n):0);