When managing a huge platform, you need to protect your user data. Otherwise, you can find yourself fighting legal battles. Encrypting your data is generally the way to go. You can also encode your data when you have to give data access to a third party while hiding some sensitive files.
This web API allows you to encode and decode string values. It is simple and provides four interfaces, each with different functions.
It is one of the four interfaces of the Encoding API. It takes a string value and converts it into UTF-8 bytes. Here is how you use it:
const encoder = new TextEncoder();const encodedUnitArr = encoder.encode('RapidAPI');console.log(encodedUnitArr);
The result will be a Uint8Array saved in the
This interface takes either a Uint8Array, Int8Array, Uint16Array, Int16Array, or Int32Array, and decodes it to its original string value. Here is how you use it:
const encoded = new Uint8Array([82, 97, 112, 105, 100, 65, 80, 73]);const decoder = new TextDecoder();const decodedString = decoder.decode(decoder);console.log(decodedString);
TextEncoderStream is the streaming equivalent of TextEncoder. It converts a stream of strings into bytes in the UTF-8 encoding.
The TextDecoderStream interface of the Encoding API converts a stream of strings into bytes in the UTF-8 encoding. It is the streaming equivalent of TextDecoder. TextDecoderStream is the streaming equivalent of TextDecoder. It converts a stream of strings into bytes in the UTF-8 encoding.
The Encoding API supports all modern browsers, including Chrome, Firefox, Edge, Opera, and Safari. Older browsers like Internet Explorer do not support it.
Let’s look at how you can use this API in your web applications.
You need to create a project. For this, create a folder on your computer and open it in your preferred code editor.
Once you are done, create a file called
index.html in your project directory and add basic HTML boilerplate code inside it. I have also provided the code below if you quickly want to copy-paste it.
<!DOCTYPE html><html lang="en"><head><meta charset="UTF-8" /><meta http-equiv="X-UA-Compatible" content="IE=edge" /><meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1.0" /><title>Encoding API</title></head><body></body></html>
script tag at the end of the body tag and copy-paste the following code there:
<script>// encoding textconst encoder = new TextEncoder();const encodedArray = encoder.encode('Hello world');console.log(encodedArray);// decoding textconst decoder = new TextDecoder();const decodedString = decoder.decode(encodedArray);console.log(decodedString);</script>
You can see how I am using Encoding API via its two interfaces. Here is also a quick interactive demo of the encoding API.
You can also decode an encoded string:
That’s all, folks! I hope this brief guide has provided you with enough knowledge that now you can use the Encoding API in your projects.