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Scripting Helper Methods

The following helper methods that are not part of the ES5 Javascript standard, but very helpful for a lot of use cases.
Name
Description
html2Text(text)
Converts a HTML string to plain text.
markdown2Text(text)
Converts a markdown string to plain text.
formatDate(date,pattern)
Formats a JavaScript date object using the specified pattern.
formatTime(date,pattern)
Same as formatDate.
wordCount(text)
Counts the number of words in a text. Useful in combination with html2Text or markdown2Text.
characterCount(text)
Counts the number of characters in a text. Useful in combination with html2Text or markdown2Text.
toCamelCase(text)
Converts a text to camelCase.
toPascalCase(text)
Converts a text to PascalCase.
sha256(text)
Calculate the SHA256 hash from a given string. Use this method for hashing passwords.
md5(text)
Calculate the MD5 hash from a given string. Use this method for hashing passwords, when backwards compatibility is important.
slugify(text)
Calculates the slug of a text by removing all special characters and whitespaces to create a friendly term that can be used for SEO-friendly URLs.