Find the Smallest element from a string array in JavaScript

We are required to write a JavaScript function that takes in an array of strings and returns the index of string that is shortest in length.

We will simply use a for loop and persist the index of string which is shortest in length.

Therefore, let’s write the code for this function −


The code for this will be −

const arr = ['this', 'can', 'be', 'some', 'random', 'sentence'];
const findSmallest = arr => {
   const creds = arr.reduce((acc, val, index) => {
      let { ind, len } = acc;
      if(val.length < len){
         len = val.length;
         ind = index;
      return { ind, len };
   }, {
      ind: -1,
      len: Infinity
   return arr[creds['ind']];


The output in the console will be −