JavaScript JavaScript Loops, Arrays and Objects Simplify Repetitive Tasks with Loops The Refactor Challenge, Part 2

randomColor() function???

Can anyone explain me this function? What does it do? Why is it require? Steven Parker

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
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:bell: HI, I was alerted by your tag, but it looks like Dylan got here first and left a great answer. Quite often, if you give the community about 24 hours to respond you'll get an answer without tagging anyone specific. You can always add tag(s) later if you don't.

Happy coding!

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The purpose of creating the randomColor() function is making the whole process as DRY (Don't Repeat Yourself) as possible.

The function randomColor() along with the function randomRBG() now encompass all the seperate tasks previously completed by the lines (it does the exact same thing basically, just makes it more modular)

  red = Math.floor(Math.random() * 256 );
  green = Math.floor(Math.random() * 256 );
  blue = Math.floor(Math.random() * 256 );
  rgbColor = 'rgb(' + red + ',' + green + ',' + blue + ')';

it may not be less space used but being able to contain all of these uses within a single function makes it easier to call again in other uses in your project, and it makes it easier to edit the functionality of your code in general.

hope this helps!

Can you explain rgb()?

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
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The built-in function "rgb()" lets you define a color by how much of each primary color (red, blue, and green) is in it. The three arguments indicate the amounts of color, using a value from 0 to 255 for each one. So for examples, "rgb(255, 0, 0)" would be solid red, and "rgb(0, 150, 150)" would be a medium blue-green.