Why console.log? Isn't Confirm command or Alert better for user?


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https://www.codecademy.com/en/courses/javascript-beginner-en-x9DnD/0/3?curriculum_id=506324b3a7dffd00020bf661


Hi Codecademy,

I'm trying with my students your Javascript course. It is very nice. But I have this question:

In Unit 1, Lesson "Code Your Own Adventure", in Lesson 1 and 2 ("Confirm", ,"Old enough to play") you use Confirm command. It's fine. But later in Lesson 3 ("Adding some story") you write:

"Print the introduction using console.log. Remember that the introduction is a string, so make sure to keep it between quotes."

But I think user can't normally see texts from console.log command. Maybe is better use Confirm command or Alert? Is it some mistake with console.log there?

Than you.

Josef Svoboda



#2

That is how I understand it.
console.log and confirm/alert belong to two different "categories".
They have their own use cases
The idea is that the user interface should be kept as tidy as possible.
When I code there is very often the need to print sth out, to check if everything is working as it should.
When I ma working with .js I use console.log, because it is clean, fast and versataile. But mostimoportant the ui stays intact and I don't have these pop-up that I have to close. And if there are collaborators on the project they will thank you to.


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#4

Thank you. I understand. I don't know why is written on codecademy that the user has to use console.log...


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