15 Ways to Write Self-documenting JavaScript


A few handy pointers to keeping your code readable:

Some programmers include comments as part of self-documenting code. In this article, we’ll only focus on code. Comments are important, but they’re a large topic to be covered separately.

We can split the techniques for self-documenting code into three broad categories:

  • structural, where the structure of code or directories is used to clarify the purpose
  • naming related, such as function or variable naming
  • syntax related, where we make use of (or avoid using) features of the language to clarify code.

Many of these are simple on paper. The challenge comes from knowing when to use what technique. I’ll show you some practical examples as we tackle each one.

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Published by Bramus!

Bramus is a frontend web developer from Belgium, working as a Chrome Developer Relations Engineer at Google. From the moment he discovered view-source at the age of 14 (way back in 1997), he fell in love with the web and has been tinkering with it ever since (more …)

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