JavaScript while loop


In JavaScript the while loop is simple, it executes its statements repeatedly as long as the condition is true. The condition is checked every time at the beginning of the loop.


while (condition)

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javascript while loop


The following web document calculates the sum of odd numbers between 0 to 10. The while loop starts with x = 0 and runs until it equals to 10. If the remainder of x/2 is not equals to 0 we add x with y and after completion of the loop y return the sum of odd numbers.


<!DOCTYPE html>
<html lang="en"><br><head>
<meta charset=utf-8>
<title>JavaScript while statement :  Example-1</title>
<body> <body> <h1 style="color: red">JavaScript : while statement</h1> <h3> The while loop calculate the sum of odd numbers between 0 to 10. </h3> <p id="result">List of numbers :</p> <script src="while-statement-example1.js"></script> </body> </html>

JS Code

var x = 1;
var y = 0;
var z = 0;
document.getElementById("result").innerHTML = "List of numbers : ";
while (x <=10 )
z = x %  2;
if (z !== 0)
var newParagraph1 = document.createElement("p");
var newText1 = document.createTextNode(x);
var newParagraph1 = document.createElement("p");
var newText1 = document.createTextNode("The sum of even numbers between 0 to 10 is : " + y);

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JavaScript: Tips of the Day

Shorten an array using its length property

A great way of shortening an array is by redefining its length property.

let array = [0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 6, 8, 9]
array.length = 4
// Result: [0, 1, 2, 3]

Important to know though is that this is a destructive way of changing the array. This means you lose all the other values that used to be in the array.

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