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JavaScript JavaScript Loops, Arrays and Objects Tracking Data Using Objects Accessing Object Properties

Prakhar Patwa
Prakhar Patwa
11,260 Points

I have a little doubt Regarding one concept which is "Method". In the video@5:50min. he mentioned the method.

var person = { name : 'Prakhar Patwa', country : 'India', age : 23, treehouseStudent : true, skills : ['JavaScript', 'HTML', 'CSS'] };

function print(message) { var div = document.getElementById('output'); div.innerHTML = message; }

var message = "<p> my name is "+ person.name + ".</p>"; message += "<p>I live in "+person.country+".</p>" person.name = "Prakhar Maheshwari"; message += "<p>My new name is "+person.name+".</p>" person.age += 1; message += "<p>My new age is now "+person.age+".</p>" message += "<p>My new skills is "+person.skills.length+"</p>" print(message);

// person is an object // name , country , age etc are the property or keys. // 'Prakhar Patwa' , "India" , 23 etc are the values /* then @5:40 in video he mentioned we can also use methos of that properties (in array). that part i am not getting it,what is method? if inside the array these are the methods?

please help me regarding this */

1 Answer

Nicolás Carrasco-Stevenson
Nicolás Carrasco-Stevenson
Courses Plus Student 5,668 Points

A method is a function associated to an object. For example .pop() and .unshift() are methods of the Array object and .floor(x) is a method of the Math object. Take a look at https://www.utexas.edu/learn/javascript/objects.html for a more thorough explanation on objects, methods and properties.

Now, to be more specific about your question @5:50, Dave McFarland mentions that you can use methods of the properties and gives the following example:

person.skills.join(', ')

What he is trying to say is that since our person object has a property called skills, wich happens to be an array, we can use all methods of the Array object, such as .join(), by simply using the syntax used above. I hope that helps