Will Klein

About Me

from Denver

worked on several HUGE codebases

code craftsman

manager

 

3.5 Years Ago

1.5 Years Ago

Convention Tests

Convention Tests, AKA

  • Linters
  • Code analyzers
  • Static analysis

Language

Conventions

What about     our project Conventions?

// Life, Universe, and Everything
var answer = 6 * 7;
// Life, Universe, and Everything
var answer = 6 * 7;
10111010001011011101000101

...

How does this work?

// Life, Universe, and Everything
var answer = 6 * 7;
[var] [answer] [=] [6] [*] [7][;]

...

Tokenize

// Life, Universe, and Everything
var answer = 6 * 7;
[var] [answer] [=] [6] [*] [7][;]

...

...

?

Parse

 

A Syntax Tree

Syntax Tree, AKA

  • Abstract syntax tree
  • AST

ESLint

  • Builds our syntax tree for us
  • Iterates over nodes in the tree
  • For each node, do we have a test?

Anatomy of an ESLint Rule

How Babel Works

How Webpack Works

We Just Learned

  • Syntax trees
  • Syntax analyzers
  • Compilers
  • Code transforms
  • Dependency trees

Building Tools Is for Everyone 

  • Write linting rules
  • Contribute to docs, examples
  • Understand how your engine works
  • Use tools to make your projects better

programs must be written for people to read, and only incidentally for machines to execute

Donald Knuth

Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs

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Thanks

@willslab

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