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JavaScript AJAX Basics Programming AJAX Processing JSON Data

Robert Bourton
Robert Bourton
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Is this cleaner/easier to read?

I just wanted to rewrite some of the code my way, looking for ways to make it easy to maintain and to update.

How would you rewrite this code in this video?

  • looking for clean code
  • easy to read
  • maintain in the future
  • pure JavaScript
getJSONRequest((html) => {
  const container = document.querySelector('#employeeList')
  container.innerHTML = html

function getJSONRequest(cb) {
  const xhr = new XMLHttpRequest()
  let html = '<ul class="bulleted">'

  xhr.onreadystatechange = function () {

    if (xhr.readyState === 4) {
      const employees = JSON.parse(xhr.responseText)

      for ( const employee of employees) {
        html += createHTML(employee.inoffice, employee.name)

      html += '</ul>'
  xhr.open('GET', 'data/employees.json')

function createHTML(inoffice, name) {
  return `<li class=${ inoffice? "in":"out" }> ${name} </li>`