JavaScript Decision Programming with Switch

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In this Guided Project, you will:

Demonstrate the correct use of syntax when writing a Switch statement in JavaScript.

Solve a business problem with a Switch statement in JavaScript.

Compare the Switch and If-Else statements in JavaScript.

Clock2 hours
IntermediateIntermediate
CloudNo download needed
VideoSplit-screen video
Comment DotsEnglish
LaptopDesktop only

In this intermediate-level project you will examine the need to make decisions in programming using the Switch feature in JavaScript. Using the Notepad++ editor and JavaScript embedded in HTML, you will write the JavaScript code to test a condition and then take an action based on the test result. As you develop your JavaScript toolset, you’ll find the Switch to be a useful alternative to the If-Else statement. Note: This course works best for learners who are based in the North America region. We’re currently working on providing the same experience in other regions.

Skills you will develop

  • Decision Programming
  • Web Programming
  • If-Else
  • JavaScript Switch
  • JavaScript

Learn step-by-step

In a video that plays in a split-screen with your work area, your instructor will walk you through these steps:

  1. Explore examples of business problems where decision programming is required to produce the correct solution.

  2. Review the JavaScript Switch statement to investigate the logic and syntax requirements.

  3. Write a JavaScript Switch statement to test a condition and provide an action for each test result.

  4. Investigate the Switch statement more closely to identify ways to make the code run more efficiently.

  5. Examine a problem solution using an IF-Else statement and compare it to the Switch statement that solves the same problem.

How Guided Projects work

Your workspace is a cloud desktop right in your browser, no download required

In a split-screen video, your instructor guides you step-by-step

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