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LeetCode 278. First Bad Version (javascript solution)


You are a product manager and currently leading a team to develop a new product. Unfortunately, the latest version of your product fails the quality check. Since each version is developed based on the previous version, all the versions after a bad version are also bad.

Suppose you have n versions [1, 2, ..., n] and you want to find out the first bad one, which causes all the following ones to be bad.

You are given an API bool isBadVersion(version) which returns whether version is bad. Implement a function to find the first bad version. You should minimize the number of calls to the API.


Time Complexity : O(log(n))
Space Complexity: O(1)

// Binary search
var solution = function(isBadVersion) {
     * @param {integer} n Total versions
     * @return {integer} The first bad version
    return function(n) {
        // Min left start is 1
        let left = 1, right = n
        while(left < right) {
            const mid = left + Math.floor((right-left)/2)
            if(isBadVersion(mid)) {
                right = mid
            } else {
                left = mid + 1
        return left
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vishal590 profile image

Is this a factory function ?