Building a newbie-friendly codebase
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- Using naming conventions such that you can learn them once and apply them everywhere
- Unidirectional data flows. Make it easy to follow the app flow.
- No magic numbers. I’d add they are even worse in CSS as it’s both the confusion they cause and how they are often tied to awkward or incorrect assumptions.
- Using data structures. Like state machines.
- Testing everything
- Good code > good comments
- Avoiding acronyms
- Refactoring opportunistically