January 21st, 2019 ×

Hasty Treat - Tidying Up Code


In this Hasty Treat, Scott and Wes talk about tidying up your code - why it's important and how it can make your (dev) life better.

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Show Notes

3:24 - Removal

  • Unneeded comments
  • Unused CSS
  • Unused Functions

8:06 - Organizing

  • A system that works for you
  • Know when to break things out into a new file, components, functions otherwise
  • Index file works sometimes - other times it's too much work

11:45 - Tiding Up

  • Refactoring bad/old code
  • Non-ironically, does this code spark joy?
  • Unused Functions
  • Add in comments
  • Folding - use a code formatter
  • CSS

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