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Show a weekday

importance: 5

Write a function getWeekDay(date) to show the weekday in short format: ‘MO’, ‘TU’, ‘WE’, ‘TH’, ‘FR’, ‘SA’, ‘SU’.

For instance:

let date = new Date(2012, 0, 3);  // 3 Jan 2012
alert( getWeekDay(date) );        // should output "TU"

Open a sandbox with tests.

The method date.getDay() returns the number of the weekday, starting from sunday.

Let’s make an array of weekdays, so that we can get the proper day name by its number:

function getWeekDay(date) {
  let days = ['SU', 'MO', 'TU', 'WE', 'TH', 'FR', 'SA'];

  return days[date.getDay()];

let date = new Date(2014, 0, 3); // 3 Jan 2014
alert( getWeekDay(date) ); // FR

Open the solution with tests in a sandbox.