Getting a random item from an array is common in JavaScript programming. There are several ways to do this, each with pros and cons. In this article, we will discuss the most popular methods and their implementation in detail.

## Method 1: Math.random()

The first method of getting a random item from an array in Javascript is using the `Math.random()` function. The Math.random() part returns a random number between 0 (inclusive) and 1 (exclusive). To get a random item from an array, we can use the following code:

```				```
const array = [1, 2, 3, 4, 5];
const randomItem = array[Math.floor(Math.random() * array.length)];
console.log(randomItem);

```
```

The `Math.floor()` function rounds a number down to the nearest integer, and the expression Math.random() * array.length gives us a random index in the range of the array. Using this method, we can quickly get a random item from an array.

## Method 2: Array.sort()

Another way to get a random item from an array in Javascript is using the `Array.sort()` method. The `Array.sort()` method sorts an array in place and returns the sorted array. By passing a function to the sort() method, we can sort the array randomly:

```				```
const array = [1, 2, 3, 4, 5];
array.sort(() => Math.random() - 0.5);
const randomItem = array;
console.log(randomItem);

```
```

In this example, we use the Math.random() function   to return a random value between 0 and 1. By subtracting 0.5 from this value, we can randomly sort the array in ascending or descending order. The first item in the sorted array will be our random item.

## Method 3: Using a For Loop

A third way to get a random item from an array in Javascript is by using a for a loop. This method is a little more complex than the previous two, but it gives us more control over the selection process.

```				```
const array = [1, 2, 3, 4, 5];
let randomIndex = Math.floor(Math.random() * array.length);
let randomItem = array[randomIndex];
for (let i = 0; i < array.length; i++) {
if (Math.random() < 1 / (i + 1)) {
randomIndex = i;
randomItem = array[i];
}
}
console.log(randomItem);

```
```

We use a for loop to iterate over the array in this example. The `if` statement inside the loop compares a random value generated by the Math.random() function with 1 divided by the current index plus one. If the random value is less than this expression, we update the `randomIndex` and `randomItem` variables with the current index and item, respectively.

## Method 4: Array.prototype.slice()

Another way to get a random item from an array in Javascript is to use the `Array.prototype.slice()` method. The `slice()` method returns a shallow copy of a portion of an array into a new array object.

Here’s an example of how to use the slice() method to get a random item from an array:

```				```
var images = [  "image1.jpg",  "image2.jpg",  "image3.jpg",  "image4.jpg",  "image5.jpg"];

var randomImage = images.slice(Math.floor(Math.random() * images.length), 1);
console.log(randomImage);

```
```

## Method 5: Array.prototype.splice()

The `Array.prototype.splice()` method is used to add or remove elements from an array in Javascript. For example, to get a random item from an array, we can use the splice() method to remove a random element from the array.

Here’s an example of how to use the splice() method to get a random item from an array:

```				```
var items = [
"item1",
"item2",
"item3",
"item4",
"item5"
];

var randomIndex = Math.floor(Math.random() * items.length);
var randomItem = items.splice(randomIndex, 1);
console.log(randomItem);

```
```

Getting a random item from an array is a common task in JavaScript programming, and there are several ways to do this. In this article, we have discussed the most popular methods. However, each method has its pros and cons, and it’s up to the programmer to choose the best one for their specific use case.