// Input must be stored in a variable or else it goes nowhere!let userResponse = prompt("What is your name?");
prompt command has two arguments.
prompt(text, [defaultText]) and returns a
string of what the user entered. It is important to note, that it returns a string.
If the user clicks cancel, then the
prompt() function returns
console is a great way to give output as a developer (testing, errors, warnings) but general users do not see the console window! If you want to give a quick pop-up of information to the user (without any input from the user), you can use the
alert() function is very simple. It takes a string and returns nothing. To use it, you just call it with whatever you want shown in the pop-up box.
alert("The sky is falling, the sky is falling!");
Maybe you don't want text from the user but rather a YES or NO (or perhaps
confirm() function to ask the user a question and present them with two choices that equate to
The ability to retrieve a boolean value from the user can be very useful. The
confirm() function takes a string as input and returns a boolean.
let userAnswer = confirm("You will become a zombie");