Another Array method, and this time the
join() method, we have seen this in use in yesterdays four-digit pincode.
What it does is it combines an array with a delimiter you specify.
In the most basic example let's convert this array into a string.
const input = ['Hello', 'world', 'how', 'are', 'you']; const output = input.join(' '); // 'Hello world how are you'
In this example we used a empty string to join the words, we can use anything really:
const input = ['Hello', 'world', 'how', 'are', 'you']; const output = input.join('👀'); // 'Hello👀world👀how👀are👀you'
It can only take one argument which is the separator. This is a optional parameter, if we leave it empty we get the following result:
const input = ['Hello', 'world', 'how', 'are', 'you']; const output = input.join(); // 'Hello,world,how,are,you'
But another really good one is converting titles into slugs.
A slug would be a URL friendly version of your title.
Let's say we have the following title.
const title = 'this is my article title';
Notice how this is not an array, so how can we join this into a slug?
First let's split it on each space:
const output = title.split(' '); // [ 'this', 'is', 'my', 'article', 'title' ]
Now we can join this with a dash.
const output = title.split(' ').join('-'); // 'this-is-my-article-title'
There you go!
Super awesome function and very useful!
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