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Deveesh Shetty
Deveesh Shetty

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Beyond console.log in JavaScript

You may have only used console.log() in JavaScript, but you can do many more things with the console object.


If you have an object and want a clear view of it instead of having those ugly braces in the console you can use console.table()

const obj = {
  name: "John",
  age: 30,
  city: "New York",
  country: "USA",
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console.table output


You will get a cool-looking (yeah 🙂) red color message for the instances where you want to make the stress on the bug more realistic.

console.error("Why is this rendering twice")
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console.error output


Similar to error but a little less stressful, you can mostly use this as a warning to yourself.

console.warn("Fix this in the next release!")
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console.warn output


You can get the computation time easily by using console.time(), which starts the timer, and console.timeEnd() which ends it to compute the time taken by your code.
You can pass a label inside the time() function which makes the timer unique, so you can have as many number of timers in your program.

let count = 0
for (let i = 0; i < 100000; i++) {
  count += 1
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console.time output

That's it for this blog... There are many more methods available, if you are interested you can check it out at MDN Docs.

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