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String Objects – Length

Strings are primitive JavaScript objects. Since they are objects, we can tap into some built-in methods to make string manipulation easier. So over the next several posts, I want to delve into a few of these more helpful methods.

Today, I want to cover the length property. The length property allows you to count the number of characters in a string. Let’s look at an example…

Cool, huh? Now I know what you may be thinking, “Why not just count that there are twelve characters in the string variable?” You could do that as this one is a simple example, but what if I asked you how many characters are in the Declaration of independence? Aah…not so easy now huh?

The result of the output of¬†console.log(declarationIndependence.length); would be – 8142…much easier than counting by hand!

Happy Coding!

Clay Hess

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