Disclaimer: This is my personal opinion, take it with a grain of salt.

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Navigating JS code can feel like a maze — Photo by Rafif Prawira on Unsplash

I was recently thrown into a huge Javascript codebase and I found it extremely hard to navigate.

One thing that struck me was that a lot of the same things were done in different ways. Each solution trying to be more clever and in fewer lines of code than the previous solution.

Personally, I believe that everyone should write boring code. Boring code is great as it is easy to write, change, and delete.

For the last year, I worked mostly in Go, and Go is great for writing boring code!

Most of the time there is only 1 way to do a certain thing. So, everyone is forced to write the same code. Which is great to help people understand each other’s code. …

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Dirk Hoekstra

Indie hacker from Amsterdam. Creator of coffeecoding.dev

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