New year, new project. A JS tip per day!
At midday, no matter if it is a weekend or a holiday, a tip will be posted and tweeted.
Just to give you a glance, this is an example of how the tips would be like.
Insert an item into an existing array is a daily common task. You can add elements to the end of an array using push, to the beginning using unshift, or the middle using splice. But those known methods doesn't mean that are the more porformant, here we go...
Add a element at the end of the array is easy with push(), but there are a way more performant.
var arr = [1,2,3,4,5]; arr.push(6); arr[arr.length] = 6; // 43% faster in Chrome 47.0.2526.106 on Mac OS X 10.11.1
Both methods modify the original array. Doesn't believe me? Check the jsperf
Now we are trying to add a item to the beginning of the array
var arr = [1,2,3,4,5]; arr.unshift(0); .concat(arr); // 98% faster in Chrome 47.0.2526.106 on Mac OS X 10.11.1
Here a little bit detail, unshift edit the original array, concat return a new array. jsperf
Add items at the middle of an array is easy with splice and is the most performant way to do it.
var items = ['one', 'two', 'three', 'four']; items.splice(2, 0, 'hello');
I tried run these test in various navigators and os and the results was similar, I hope you try your own test and that these tips will be useful!
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