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Are there other ways that I could've made this code much shorter/Is this following best coding practices?

var students = [
  {name: "Asia", track: "Front End Development", achievements: 3100, points: 4000},
  {name: "Bien", track: "iOS", achievements: 100, points: 200},
  {name: "Bea", track: "PHP", achievements: 2100, points: 3000},
  {name: "Bella", track: "Business Development", achievements: 1100, points: 3000},
  {name: "Basil", track: "Web Design", achievements: 200, points: 200},
  {name: "Faye", track: "Ruby", achievements: 4100, points: 5000}

var name = "",
    track = "",
    achievements = "",
    points = "",
    studentList = "";

function print(message) {
  var outputDiv = document.getElementById("output");
  outputDiv.innerHTML = message;

for (var i=0; i<students.length; i++) {
    name = students[i].name;
    track = students[i].track;
    achievements = students[i].achievements;
    points = students[i].points;
    studentList += "<h2>Student: " + name + "</h2>" + "<p> Track: " + track + "</p>"+ " Achievements: " + achievements + "</p>" + " Points: " + points + "</p></br>";

The code works. Just want to know if there are other ways that could better my code?

1 Answer

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
215,269 Points

It could be a bit more compact.

I'm not sure this is significantly "better" from the standpoint of "best practices", but it can be a bit smaller if you eliminate some variables and use string interpolation.

// var students = ... (no change to students array)

function print(message) {
  document.getElementById("output").innerHTML = message;

var studentList = "";
for (let student of students) {
  studentList += `<h2>Student: ${student.name}</h2>
                  <p>Track: ${student.track}</p>
                  <p>Achievements: ${student.achievements}</p>
                  <p>Points: ${student.points}</p></br>`;