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 ProgrammingWeb ProgrammingIf-ElseJavaScript SwitchJavaScript

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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