Welcome to the Treehouse Community

The Treehouse Community is a meeting place for developers, designers, and programmers of all backgrounds and skill levels to get support. Collaborate here on code errors or bugs that you need feedback on, or asking for an extra set of eyes on your latest project. Join thousands of Treehouse students and alumni in the community today. (Note: Only Treehouse students can comment or ask questions, but non-students are welcome to browse our conversations.)

Looking to learn something new?

Treehouse offers a seven day free trial for new students. Get access to thousands of hours of content and a supportive community. Start your free trial today.

JavaScript

Jacob Schirm
Jacob Schirm
3,379 Points

Could you just write students[i].name etc for accessing the properties in each object? Instead of student=students[i]

Instead of creating a whole new variable to store the properties of each object in the array couldn't you just write students[i].name/students[i].track etc for each property?

1 Answer

Yes, but sometimes the instructors will create variables to increase readability or to make a point obvious to the students. In programming, there are usually multiple ways to accomplish any task.