FAQ: Objects - Methods


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Introduction To JavaScript

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Below the retreatMessage variable in the code editor, create an alienShip object. It should contain a method .retreat() which will console.log() the retreatMessage .

let retreatMessage = ‘We no longer wish to conquer your planet. It is full of dogs, which we do not care for.’;

// Write your code below



The lesson gives a good example…

With the new method syntax introduced in ES6 we can omit the colon and the function keyword.

const alienShip = {
  invade () { 

The ellipsis indicates where your content will be written in your method.


=> i get this undefined why <=


It’s a response from the console to the last instruction. console.log() has no return, and as the final instruction, it is that response that gets logged (undefined). Ignore it.