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JavaScript Node.js Basics (2014) Building a Command Line Application Parsing JSON

Create a new variable jsonObject and then use the native JSON object to parse the jsonString and assign it to jsonObject

What am I meant to be doing?

var jsonString = '{"name": "Andrew", "languages": ["javascript", "swift", "java", "ruby", "html", "css", "qbasic"]}';
var jsonObject =

1 Answer

Jennifer Nordell
Jennifer Nordell
Treehouse Teacher

Hi there! You are meant to be parsing the JSON string as indicated by the challenge instructions. JSON has a parse method in which we can send a string to be parsed. Take a look:

var jsonString = '{"name": "Andrew", "languages": ["javascript", "swift", "java", "ruby", "html", "css", "qbasic"]}';
var jsonObject = JSON.parse(jsonString);

Here we declare our jsonObject variable (per challenge instructions). Then we take the jsonString that was set up for us and send it into the JSON.parse method. The result will be stored in the jsonObject variable. Hope that's helpful! :smiley: