March 15, 2019

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A resource to help figure out what JavaScript array method would be best to use at any given time

repo name sdras/array-explorer
repo link
language JavaScript
size (curr.) 3587 kB
stars (curr.) 2143
created 2017-12-26
license MIT License

JavaScript Array Explorer

When I was first learning array methods, I spent a lot of time digging through the docs to find the appropriate one, and I had to search one by one. I made this resource to help people find the correct array method a bit more naturally. You can narrow down what you want to do and explore until you find what’s most useful to you.

Check out the site here:

Or if you prefer codepen:

I realize that there are about a million ways that this resource can be set up, and some of the taxonomy is necessarily opionionated. I tried to focus on what I thought would have helped me learn the best, rather than industry standard delineations (mutator, accessor, iteration, for example). There are a lot of resources that already divide the methods this way, so if that style of learning suits you better, that’s great! This resource is not set up that way. Please keep in mind that this is not meant to be as comprehensive or a replacement for full documentation, which is why the MDN docs are linked to in each method.

I based most of the examples and longer descriptions off of the MDN documentation, altering it slightly where I felt the description was not as beginner-friendly as it could be.


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I have an Object Explorer as well:

I’ve heard people say they want to fork this project for other languages and data types (ruby, etc), please feel free to! If you let me know about it, I’ll link it up here.

Thank you!

Many thanks to everyone who helped with the translations! @AWolf81, @Gonzalo2310, @welll, @julienmartin, @g-plane, @imbyurhan, @bahe007, @salahaa1, @proYang, @bdimitrovski, @TheElderMindseeker, @glenngijsberts, @galuhsahid, @xgebi

Build Setup

# install dependencies
npm install

# serve with hot reload at localhost:8080
npm run dev

# build for production with minification
npm run build

# build for production and view the bundle analyzer report
npm run build --report

For a detailed explanation on how things work, check out the guide and docs for vue-loader.

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