JavaScript

How to set a timer in JavasScript

Written by Ian Carnaghan · 13 sec read >

If we want to call a function every 10 seconds using JavaScript we can accomplish it by implementing the following piece of code

window.setInterval('yourfunction()', 1000);
 
function yourfunction(){
alert('test');
 
}

With the code above every 10 seconds a JavaScript function with the name yourfunction will be called that will prompt an alert.

window.setInterval = Evaluates an expression each time a certain number of seconds have elapsed

Last Updated On March 20, 2018
Written by Ian Carnaghan
I am a software developer and online educator who likes to keep up with all the latest in technology. I also manage cloud infrastructure, continuous monitoring, DevOps processes, security, and continuous integration and deployment. Profile

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