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Log an array to the Console

Written byPhuoc Nguyen
27 Feb, 2021
Instead of using the `console.log` function, `console.table` produces a better output. It works pretty well with an array or object.
const resources = [
name: '1 LOC',
description: 'Favorite JavaScript utilities in single line of code',
link: 'https://phuoc.ng/collection/1-loc',
name: 'CSS Layout',
description: 'A collection of popular layouts and patterns made with CSS',
link: 'https://phuoc.ng/collection/css-layout',
name: 'HTML DOM',
description: 'How to manage HTML DOM with vanilla JavaScript',
link: 'https://phuoc.ng/collection/html-dom',
name: 'Front-end Tips',
description: 'Super tiny, quick tips, tricks and best practices of front-end development',
link: 'https://phuoc.ng/collection/tips',
name: 'this VS that',
description: 'The differences between ___ and ___ in the front-end development',
link: 'https://phuoc.ng/collection/this-vs-that',

Here is the screenshot compares the output of two methods above:
If you don't want to see all the columns, then you can indicate the columns explicitly:
// Show `name` and `link` properties
console.table(resources, ['name', 'link']);
This tip also has effect when you want to pick some particular properties from a JSON representation.

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