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FCC Zipline Series 104: Build a JavaScript Calculator | The JS Way

Today, we are going to be building a calculator app using vanilla JavaScript . No jQuery or other third party libraries/frameworks involved. I’m even going to make it more complicated by using objects and prototypical inheritance, so do not expect a quick and dirty job. Here’s a demo of what we’ll be building.

We’ll build a Calculator “class”, which will take care of the application logic. This Calculator, will have methods that we can access to pass it numbers, operations and all sorts of cool stuff that’s it.

FCC Bonfire Series 148: Caesars Cipher

FreeCodeCamp has recently added a few more challenges to the site. One of them is Caesars Cipher. This bonfire will have us write a function that mimics the ages old encryption method allegedly used by Romans back in the day.

It’s one of the simplest and oldest encryption methods, and works by replacing each character in a word or sentence with another one down the alphabet (based on a shift amount). For this exercise, we are told to use a shift of 13. Let me show you an example using the word dog and a shift of three.

  • d -> e, f, g
  • o -> p, q, r
  • g -> h, i, j

FCC Bonfire Series 147: Friendly Date Ranges

Sad but true. Today, we’ll be tackling Friendly Date Ranges, the last bonfire in the entire FCC Bonfires Series. If you’ve made it up to this point, this next exercise shouldn’t pose much of a problem, but we’ll go through it anyway.

This time, we must write a function that given an array containing two strings that representing two dates (in ‘YYYY-MM-DD’ format) returns a human friendly date range. What the hell does that mean?

According to Free Code Camp, it’s a date range with no redundant information, in other words, if both dates are in the same year and month, only display the day range within that month etc. Keep in mind that if starting in the current year, the following year can be inferred by the reader and thus, should not be displayed. But I’ll stop babbling nonsense and show you some examples so we can get started:

['2015-10-04', '2015-10-20'] -> ['October 4th', '20th']
['2015-12-24', '2016-01-03'] -> ['December 24th', 'January 3rd']
['2020-01-21', '2021-05-25'] -> ['January 1st, 2020', 'May 25th, 2021'];