JavaScript JavaScript Basics (Retired) Storing and Tracking Information with Variables The Variable Challenge Solution

Chris Hendricks
Chris Hendricks
Front End Web Development Techdegree Student 2,212 Points

Different code, but same result.

My code was not the same as in the video. I am guessing that although this code works, it is probably not best practice? (ah I was so happy my program worked too, lol).

var adjective = prompt("Please type an adjective"); var verb = prompt("Please type a verb"); var noun = prompt("Please type a noun"); alert("You're all done!"); var story = "You were walking through the forest and saw " + adjective + " " + verb + " " + noun; document.write(story);

Zimri Leijen
Zimri Leijen
7,078 Points

As long as it works it's fine.

Although I assume the solution shown is a bit more ease to read.

P.S. use triple backticks to make your code more readable in comments, like so.

var adjective = prompt("Please type an adjective");
var verb = prompt("Please type a verb");
var noun = prompt("Please type a noun");
alert("You're all done!"); 
var story = "You were walking through the forest and saw " + adjective + " " + verb + " " + noun;
document.write(story);

1 Answer

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
187,403 Points

In programming, there's rarely only one solution to any challenge. The more complex the task, the more ways there will be to solve it. Getting the correct result is at least 90% of a good solution.

The remaining 10% of "best practice" is ease of reading/maintaining, code compactness, and running efficiency. As you gain experience you will become able to evaluate those criteria as well.

But this short example seems to hit all the marks, good job! :+1:

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
187,403 Points

Chris Hendricks — Glad to help. You can mark a question solved by choosing a "best answer".
And happy coding!