Java Script Strings
By Stephen Bucaro
In programming, the word "string" refers to an array of characters like a
which provides you with many methods for searching and manipulating strings.
You can use the String object constructor to create a String object
as shown below.
var myString = new String("This is my string.");
Note that the string must be contained within quotation marks. In fact, when
as shown below, it is automatically converted to a string.
var myString = "This is my string.";
In fact, the keyword var is not strictly necessary, as the "=" character
will automatically assume that you are creating and assigning a variable, although
I consider it bad programming practice to leave it out.
To concatenate means to connect together. If you need to concatenate two
or more strings, you can use the String object's concat method, as
var firstString = "Now is the time for all good men ";
var secondString = "to come to the aid of their country.";
var myString = firstString.concat(secondString);
In fact you can use the concat method to connect any number of strings
together by separating the strings names with commas, using the syntax shown below.
string.concat(string1, string2, ... ,stringN)
In fact, using the concat method is not strictly necessary, as you can use the
"+" operator to concatenate strings as shown below.
var strFirst = "John";
var strLast = "Kennedy";
var strFull = strFirst + "F." + strLast;