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JavaScript JavaScript Loops, Arrays and Objects Tracking Data Using Objects The Student Record Search Challenge

What is the purpose of using two separate js files?

Hi everybody,

as in the object, can you tell me why Dave uses two separate js file instead of one? Is there a reason? Is it a best practice? Is a good thing to use a single file instead of two? Which are the difference? Thanks

2 Answers

Tushar Singh
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Tushar Singh
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He just used two separate files for simplicity so that you can understand easily, otherwise 1 js file would be fine :+1:

Tushar Singh
Tushar Singh
Courses Plus Student 8,692 Points

In addition to that this video gave you a demo how to extract information from the objects, which would be very helpful when you'll use an api(don't worry about it right now). Api is noting just the data you received from a third party(You'll learn about it in Ajax Basics). API data will look something like this only--objects(JSON).

It also makes it easier to have someone update or add to the array without messing up your code in your report.