some excises on freeCodeCamp

Reverse a String

function reverseString(str) {
tempStr = str.split("");
str = tempStr.join("");
return str;

reverseString("hello");//return: olleh

Factorialize a Number

Return the factorial of the provided integer.

function factorialize(num) {
var total=1;
for (var i=1;i<=num;i++){
total = i*total;
return total;


Check for Palindromes

A palindrome is a word or sentence that's spelled the same way both forward and backward, ignoring punctuation, case, and spacing.

Return true if the given string is a palindrome. Otherwise, return false.

You'll need to remove all non-alphanumeric characters (punctuation, spaces and symbols) and turn everything lower case in order to check for palindromes.

function palindrome(str) {
regexp = /[^a-zA-Z0-9]/g;
newStrArr = str.replace(regexp, "").toLowerCase().split("");
newStrArr_r = newStrArr.reverse();
for(var i =0;i<newStrArr.length;i++){
if(newStrArr[i] != newStrArr_r[newStrArr.length-1-i]){
return false;
return true;

palindrome("0_0 (: /-\ :) 0-0") //should return true.
palindrome("five|\_/|four") //should return false.

Find the Longest Word in a String

Return the length of the longest word in the provided sentence. Your response should be a number.

function findLongestWord(str) {
wordList = str.split(" ");
var longest=0;
for (var i=0;i<wordList.length;i++){
if(wordList[i].length > longest){
longest = wordList[i].length;
return longest;

findLongestWord("The quick brown fox jumped over the lazy dog");

Title Case a Sentence

Return the provided string with the first letter of each word capitalized. Make sure the rest of the word is in lower case.

function titleCase(str) {
wordList = str.split(" ");
var resultArr = new Array();
for (var i=0;i <wordList.length; i++){
resultArr.push(wordList[i][0].toUpperCase() + wordList[i].slice(1).toLowerCase());
return resultArr.join(" ");

titleCase("I'm a little tea pot"); //I'm A Little Tea Pot

String.prototype.slice() The slice() method extracts a section of a string and returns a new string. str.slice(beginIndex[, endIndex])

Array.prototype.slice() The slice() method returns a shallow copy of a portion of an array into a new array object selected from begin to end (end not included). The original array will not be modified.

var a = ['zero', 'one', 'two', 'three'];
var sliced = a.slice(1, 3);

console.log(a); // ['zero', 'one', 'two', 'three']
console.log(sliced); // ['one', 'two']

Return Largest Numbers in Arrays

Return an array consisting of the largest number from each provided sub-array. For simplicity, the provided array will contain exactly 4 sub-arrays.

function largestOfFour(arr) {
// You can do this!
var resultArr = new Array();
for(var i=0;i<arr.length;i++){
var largest = arr[i][0];
for(var j=1;j<arr[i].length;j++){
largest = arr[i][j];
return resultArr;

largestOfFour([[4, 5, 1, 3], [13, 27, 18, 26], [32, 35, 37, 39], [1000, 1001, 857, 1]]);

Confirm the Ending

solution 1:

function confirmEnding(str, target) {
// "Never give up and good luck will find you."
// -- Falcor
if (str.endsWith(target)){
return true;
return false;

confirmEnding("Bastian", "n");

solution 2:

function confirmEnding(str, target) {
// "Never give up and good luck will find you."
// -- Falcor
subStr = str.substring(str.length-target.length);
if (subStr==target){
return true;
return false;

confirmEnding("Bastian", "n");

solution 3:

function confirmEnding(str, target) {
// "Never give up and good luck will find you."
// -- Falcor
subStr = str.substr(-target.length);
if (subStr==target){
return true;
return false;

confirmEnding("Bastian", "n");

Tips String.prototype.substr() The substr() method returns the characters in a string beginning at the specified location through the specified number of characters. str.substr(start [, length]) Parameters start Location at which to begin extracting characters. If a negative number is given, it is treated as strLength + start where strLength is the length of the string (for example, if start is -3 it is treated as strLength - 3.) length Optional. The number of characters to extract.

var str = 'abcdefghij';

console.log('(1, 2): ' + str.substr(1, 2)); // '(1, 2): bc'
console.log('(-3, 2): ' + str.substr(-3, 2)); // '(-3, 2): hi'
console.log('(-3): ' + str.substr(-3)); // '(-3): hij'
console.log('(1): ' + str.substr(1)); // '(1): bcdefghij'
console.log('(-20, 2): ' + str.substr(-20, 2)); // '(-20, 2): ab'
console.log('(20, 2): ' + str.substr(20, 2)); // '(20, 2): '

String.prototype.substring() The substring() method returns a subset of a string between one index and another, or through the end of the string. str.substring(indexStart[, indexEnd]) Parameters indexStart An integer between 0 and the length of the string, specifying the offset into the string of the first character to include in the returned substring. indexEnd Optional. An integer between 0 and the length of the string, which specifies the offset into the string of the first character not to include in the returned substring.

var anyString = 'Mozilla';

// Displays 'Moz'
console.log(anyString.substring(0, 3));
console.log(anyString.substring(3, 0));

// Displays 'lla'
console.log(anyString.substring(4, 7));
console.log(anyString.substring(7, 4));

// Displays 'Mozill'
console.log(anyString.substring(0, 6));

// Displays 'Mozilla'
console.log(anyString.substring(0, 7));
console.log(anyString.substring(0, 10));

Repeat a string repeat a string

Repeat a given string (first argument) num times (second argument). Return an empty string if num is not a positive number.

function repeatStringNumTimes(str, num) {
// repeat after me
var newStr;
if (num<0){
newStr = "";
return newStr;
newStr = str.repeat(num);
return newStr;

repeatStringNumTimes("abc", 3);

String.prototype.repeat() The repeat() method constructs and returns a new string which contains the specified number of copies of the string on which it was called, concatenated together.

* str: String
* count: Number

let resultString = str.repeat(count);


'abc'.repeat(-1);   // RangeError
'abc'.repeat(0); // ''
'abc'.repeat(1); // 'abc'
'abc'.repeat(2); // 'abcabc'
'abc'.repeat(3.5); // 'abcabcabc' (count will be converted to integer)
'abc'.repeat(1/0); // RangeError

Truncate a string

Truncate a string (first argument) if it is longer than the given maximum string length (second argument). Return the truncated string with a ... ending.

Note that inserting the three dots to the end will add to the string length.

However, if the given maximum string length num is less than or equal to 3, then the addition of the three dots does not add to the string length in determining the truncated string.

function truncateString(str, num) {
// Clear out that junk in your trunk
var newStr;
newStr=str.slice(0,num-3) + "...";
newStr=str.slice(0,num) + "...";
return newStr;
return str;

truncateString("A-tisket a-tasket A green and yellow basket", 11);

Chunky Monkey

Write a function that splits an array (first argument) into groups the length of size (second argument) and returns them as a two-dimensional array.

function chunkArrayInGroups(arr, size) {
// Break it up.
var tempArr = new Array();
var resultArr = new Array();
arrLength = Math.ceil(arr.length/size);
for (var i =0;i<arr.length/size;i++){
return resultArr;

chunkArrayInGroups([0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5], 4);

Slasher Flick

Return the remaining elements of an array after chopping off n elements from the head. The head means the beginning of the array, or the zeroth index.

function slasher(arr, howMany) {
// it doesn't always pay to be first
return arr;

slasher([1, 2, 3], 2);

Array.prototype.splice() The splice() method changes the contents of an array by removing existing elements and/or adding new elements.

array.splice(start, deleteCount)
array.splice(start, deleteCount, item1, item2, ...)

splice()方法向/从数组中添加/删除项目,然后返回被删除的项目。 注释:该方法会改变原始数组。 splice() 方法可删除从 index 处开始的零个或多个元素,并且用参数列表中声明的一个或多个值来替换那些被删除的元素。 如果从 arrayObject 中删除了元素,则返回的是含有被删除的元素的数组。


参数 描述
index 必需。整数,规定添加/删除项目的位置,使用负数可从数组结尾处规定位置。
howmany 必需。要删除的项目数量。如果设置为 0,则不会删除项目。
item1, ..., itemX 可选。向数组添加的新项目。


Return true if the string in the first element of the array contains all of the letters of the string in the second element of the array. For example, ["hello", "Hello"], should return true because all of the letters in the second string are present in the first, ignoring case.

function mutation(arr) {
for(var i=0;i<arr[1].length;i++){
if (arr[0].toLowerCase().indexOf(arr[1][i].toLowerCase()) == -1){
return false;
return true;

mutation(["hello", "hey"]);

String.prototype.indexOf() (有些难度) The indexOf() method returns the index within the calling String object of the first occurrence of the specified value, starting the search at fromIndex. Returns -1 if the value is not found. str.indexOf(searchValue[, fromIndex])

Parameters searchValue A string representing the value to search for. fromIndex Optional The index at which to start the searching forwards in the string. It can be any integer. The default value is 0. If fromIndex <= 0 the entire string is searched. If fromIndex >= str.length, the string is not searched and -1 is returned. Unless searchValue is an empty string, then str.length is returned.

The indexOf() method is case sensitive.

Falsy Bouncer

Remove all falsy values from an array. Falsy values in JavaScript are false, null, 0, "", undefined, and NaN.


function bouncer(arr) {
// Don't show a false ID to this bouncer.
var falsyValue=[false, null, 0, "", undefined, NaN];
var newArr = new Array();
newArr = arr.filter(function(val){
if (falsyValue.indexOf(val) == -1 ){
return true;
for (var i=0;i<newArr.length;i++){
if(!newArr[i]||newArr[i]==''||newArr[i] === undefined){//难点
return newArr;

bouncer([false, null, 0, NaN, undefined, ""]);

Seek and Destroy

You will be provided with an initial array (the first argument in the destroyer function), followed by one or more arguments. Remove all elements from the initial array that are of the same value as these arguments.

function destroyer(arr) {
// Remove all the values
var args = [];
var otherArr = args.slice(1);
var newArr = new Array();
var tempArr = args[0];
newArr = tempArr.filter(function (val){
for (var i=0;i<otherArr.length;i++){
return false;
return true; //important
return newArr;

destroyer([1, 2, 3, 1, 2, 3], 2, 3);

Arguments object (有些难度) The arguments object is an Array-like object corresponding to the arguments passed to a function. The arguments object is a local variable available within all functions. You can refer to a function's arguments within the function by using the arguments object. This object contains an entry for each argument passed to the function, the first entry's index starting at 0. For example, if a function is passed three arguments, you can refer to them as follows:


The arguments object is not an Array. It is similar to an Array, but does not have any Array properties except length. For example, it does not have the pop method. However it can be converted to a real Array:

var args =;
var args = [];


Array.prototype.filter() The filter() method creates a new array with all elements that pass the test implemented by the provided function. var new_array = arr.filter(callback[, thisArg])

function isBigEnough(value) {
return value >= 10;

var filtered = [12, 5, 8, 130, 44].filter(isBigEnough);
// filtered is [12, 130, 44]

Parameters callback Function is a predicate, to test each element of the array. Return true to keep the element, false otherwise, taking three arguments: element The current element being processed in the array. index The index of the current element being processed in the array. array The array filter was called upon.

Return value A new array with the elements that pass the test.

Where do I belong 注意

Return the lowest index at which a value (second argument) should be inserted into an array (first argument) once it has been sorted. The returned value should be a number.

For example, getIndexToIns([1,2,3,4], 1.5) should return 1 because it is greater than 1 (index 0), but less than 2 (index 1).

function getIndexToIns(arr, num) {
// Find my place in this sorted array.
var arrSorted = arr.sort(function(a,b){
return a-b;
if (arrSorted[0]>=num){
return 0;
for (var i=0;i<arr.length-1;i++){
if(arrSorted[i]<num && arrSorted[i+1]>=num){
return i+1;
if (arrSorted[arr.length-1]<num){
return arr.length;

getIndexToIns([5, 3, 20, 3], 5);

注意sort的用法, > 如果调用该方法时没有使用参数,将按字母顺序对数组中的元素进行排序,说得更精确点,是按照字符编码的顺序进行排序。要实现这一点,首先应把数组的元素都转换成字符串(如有必要),以便进行比较。 > 如果想按照其他标准进行排序,就需要提供比较函数,该函数要比较两个值,然后返回一个用于说明这两个值的相对顺序的数字。比较函数应该具有两个参数 a 和 b,其返回值如下: + 若 a 小于 b,在排序后的数组中 a 应该出现在 b 之前,则返回一个小于 0 的值。 + 若 a 等于 b,则返回 0。 + 若 a 大于 b,则返回一个大于 0 的值。

Caesars Cipher

One of the simplest and most widely known ciphers is a Caesar cipher, also known as a shift cipher. In a shift cipher the meanings of the letters are shifted by some set amount.

A common modern use is the ROT13 cipher, where the values of the letters are shifted by 13 places. Thus 'A' ↔︎ 'N', 'B' ↔︎ 'O' and so on.

function rot13(str) { // LBH QVQ VG!
var result="";
for(var i=0;i<str.length;i++){
if(str[i]>="A" && str[i]<="Z"){
result += String.fromCharCode((str.charCodeAt(i) -65+13)%26+65);
result += str[i];
return result;

// Change the inputs below to test
rot13("SERR PBQR PNZC");

String.prototype.charCodeAt() The charCodeAt() method returns an integer between 0 and 65535 representing the UTF-16 code unit at the given index . str.charCodeAt(index)

Parameters index An integer greater than or equal to 0 and less than the length of the string; if it is not a number, it defaults to 0. Return value A number representing the UTF-16 code unit value of the character at the given index; NaN if index is out of range.

'ABC'.charCodeAt(0); // returns 65

String.fromCharCode() The static String.fromCharCode() method returns a string created by using the specified sequence of Unicode values. String.fromCharCode(num1[, ...[, numN]])

Parameters num1, ..., numN A sequence of numbers that are Unicode values. Return value A string containing the characters corresponding to the sequence of Unicode values.

String.fromCharCode(65, 66, 67);  // "ABC"

Can I pass an array into fromCharCode?

You could use the function's apply() method

document.write(String.fromCharCode.apply(null, array));

  1. 1. Reverse a String
  2. 2. Factorialize a Number
  3. 3. Check for Palindromes
  4. 4. Find the Longest Word in a String
  5. 5. Title Case a Sentence
  6. 6. Return Largest Numbers in Arrays
  7. 7. Confirm the Ending
  8. 8. Repeat a string repeat a string
  9. 9. Truncate a string
  10. 10. Chunky Monkey
  11. 11. Slasher Flick
  12. 12. Mutations
  13. 13. Falsy Bouncer
  14. 14. Seek and Destroy
  15. 15. Where do I belong 注意
  16. 16. Caesars Cipher
  17. 17. Can I pass an array into fromCharCode?