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JavaScript JavaScript Loops, Arrays and Objects Simplify Repetitive Tasks with Loops A Closer Look at Loop Conditions

Blaize Lange
Blaize Lange
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Can an decently experienced programmer know the structure for this code instantly?

I am sure Dave had this lesson planned out before the video, but do people with some experience just write codes like this knowing every variable they need and how to structure the whole thing from scratch the first time or is it just a constant editing process. I'm new to coding and just wondering how the process works when writing/structuring code from scratch.

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Jason Welsh
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Jason Welsh
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You generally start to think about the types of of variables you will need and what they will do, as well as what other things you will need (loops, objects, arrays, etc.). I was wondering the same thing, butt he more I tinker around with building random things with JS, the more I think about how I am going to structure my code right from the start. That said, it is still always an editing process of code/test/debug||move forward