JavaScript: Get the difference between two given arrays

JavaScript fundamental (ES6 Syntax): Exercise-244 with Solution

Write a JavaScript program to get the difference between two given arrays.

• Create a Set from b to get the unique values in b.
• Use Array.prototype.filter() on a to only keep values not contained in b, using Set.prototype.has().

Sample Solution:

JavaScript Code:

``````//#Source https://bit.ly/2neWfJ2
const difference = (a, b) => {
const s = new Set(b);
return a.filter(x => !s.has(x));
};
console.log(difference([1, 2, 3], [1, 2, 4]));
console.log(difference([1, 2, 4],[1, 2, 3]));
```
```

Sample Output:

```[3]
[4]
```

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Flowchart:

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JavaScript: Tips of the Day

Checking if a key exists in a JavaScript object?

Checking for undefined-ness is not an accurate way of testing whether a key exists. What if the key exists but the value is actually undefined?

```var obj = { key: undefined };
obj["key"] !== undefined // false, but the key exists!
```

You should instead use the in operator:

`"key" in obj // true, regardless of the actual value`

If you want to check if a key doesn't exist, remember to use parenthesis:

```!("key" in obj) // true if "key" doesn't exist in object
!"key" in obj   // ERROR!  Equivalent to "false in obj"
```

Or, if you want to particularly test for properties of the object instance (and not inherited properties), use hasOwnProperty:

```obj.hasOwnProperty("key") // true
```

Checking for undefined-ness is not an accurate way of testing whether a key exists. What if the key exists but the value is actually undefined? var obj = { key: undefined }; obj["key"] !== undefined // false, but the key exists! You should instead use the in operator: "key" in obj // true, regardless of the actual value If you want to check if a key doesn't exist, remember to use parenthesis: !("key" in obj) // true if "key" doesn't exist in object !"key" in obj // ERROR! Equivalent to "false in obj" Or, if you want to particularly test for properties of the object instance (and not inherited properties), use hasOwnProperty: obj.hasOwnProperty("key") // true For performance comparison between the methods that are in, hasOwnProperty and key is undefined.

Ref: https://bit.ly/2CFNp1X