JavaScript Simpler way of handling Storage


Example

localStorage, sessionStorage are JavaScript Objects and you can treat them as such.
Instead of using Storage Methods like .getItem(), .setItem(), etc… here's a simpler alternative:

// Set
localStorage.greet = "Hi!"; // Same as: window.localStorage.setItem("greet", "Hi!");

// Get
localStorage.greet;         // Same as: window.localStorage.getItem("greet");

// Remove item
delete localStorage.greet;  // Same as: window.localStorage.removeItem("greet");

// Clear storage
localStorage.clear();

Example:

// Store values (Strings, Numbers)
localStorage.hello = "Hello";
localStorage.year  = 2017;    

// Store complex data (Objects, Arrays)
var user = {name:"John", surname:"Doe", books:["A","B"]};
localStorage.user = JSON.stringify( user );

// Important: Numbers are stored as String
console.log( typeof localStorage.year ); // String

// Retrieve values
var someYear = localStorage.year; // "2017"

// Retrieve complex data
var userData = JSON.parse( localStorage.user );
var userName = userData.name; // "John"

// Remove specific data
delete localStorage.year; 

// Clear (delete) all stored data
localStorage.clear();