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JavaScript AJAX Basics Programming AJAX Processing JSON Data

Is this solution correct? It works but I don't know.

It works but I'm not sure if it's a good approach. I'm trying to learn to be a developer, and I have no idea if I'm creating things that could cause problems in terms of:

  • Debugging
  • Readability
  • Rafactorability
if (request.readyState === 4) {
        var employees = JSON.parse(request.responseText);
        console.log(employees);
        const employeeDiv = document.getElementById('employeeList');
            const ul = document.createElement('ul');
                ul.classList.add("bulleted");
            for (let employee of employees) {
                let li = document.createElement('li');
                if (employee.inoffice) {
                    ul.innerHTML += `
                    <li class="in">${employee.name}</li>
                    `
                } else {
                    ul.innerHTML += `
                    <li class="out">${employee.name}</li>
                    `
                }
            }
        employeeDiv.appendChild(ul);
    }

Thank you. 🙏🏼

1 Answer

Heidi Fryzell
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Heidi Fryzell
Front End Web Development Treehouse Moderator 25,166 Points

Hi Samuel,

I think your codes look correct. The only thing that I might question is the line.

var employees = JSON.parse(request.responseText);

I think you should always use const or let, not var in modern JavaScript. So that it is clear if this variable can be re-assigned or not. I think in this case you could use const.

Great work and happy coding!