Where can I learn techniques to use less IF statements for JavaScript?

You can write if statement inline.

var a = 11; 
a == 10 ? alert("true") : alert("false");

Even more sophisticated

var isTen = (a == 10) ? "yes" : "no";

More generally, a good solution to deal with data and avoid loops is to use functional patterns, like filter or map/reduce functions. It is a bit tricky at the beginning but totally worth the effort. It really makes your code clearer.

Functional programming in Javascript: map, filter and reduce

Also the less known .some() and .every() are neat ways to test the content of your arrays efficiently.

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