Understand why and how to write consistent code
- Code consistency
- Establish best practices
- Gives a uniform appearance to the codes written by different engineers
- Aid in the on-boarding process and guide new developers
- Encourage consistent conventions between team members
- The purpose of coding standards is to establish a common style and convention for writing code. This helps to ensure that the code is free from errors and bugs, and that it is easy to understand and modify.
- By maintaining consistency in coding style and convention, we can ease the burden of legacy code maintenance, and mitigate risk of breakage in the future
- Easier for developers to understand and work with the code, leading to high-quality code
- Improves readability, and maintainability of the code and it reduces complexity also. It helps in code reuse and helps to detect error easily
- By reusing design system components code becomes more consistent and robust.
Avoid using an identifier for multiple purposes
firstName, lastName, isMarried, userAddress
Length of functions should not be very large
Functions should be small enough to carry out small work and lengthy functions should be broken into small ones for completing small tasks. The length of a function should not be very large as it makes the code difficult to understand and maintain.
Avoid using a coding style that is too difficult to understand
Code should be easy to understand. Complex code makes it hard and costly to maintain and debug.
Comments can sometimes be useful
When explaining why something is being implemented in a particular way.
About W3C web standards
This page explains more about W3C web standards, including the value of creating open web standards at the World Wide Web Consortium.