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Code Formatting (Prettier)

Code Formatting (Prettier)

Welcome to our session on Code Formatting with Prettier! Today, we will dive into the world of code formatting and discover how Prettier can help us write more consistent and readable code.

Why is Code Formatting Important?

Consistent code formatting improves code readability, maintainability, and collaboration within development teams. It ensures that everyone is on the same page when it comes to code style, reducing the risk of misunderstandings and errors.

Benefits of Code Formatting

Benefits:
- Improved Readability
- Reduced Maintenance
- Enhanced Collaboration
- Automatic Code Refactoring
- Increased Efficiency

How Prettier Works

Prettier is a code formatter that uses an opinionated set of rules to format code consistently. It analyzes your code, identifies areas that need formatting, and makes the necessary changes automatically. This ensures that your code follows a consistent style and adheres to best practices.

Installing Prettier

Installation:
- Node.js

npm install --save-dev prettier

- VSCode
ext install esbenp.prettier-vscode

- Other Editors
Refer to Prettier documentation

Configuring Prettier

You can configure Prettier's settings in a .prettierrc file at the root of your project. This file allows you to customize various formatting options, such as indentation style, line breaks, and quote preferences.

Using Prettier with VSCode

VSCode Integration:
- Install the Prettier extension
- Configure Prettier in your .prettierrc file
- Use the Cmd/Ctrl + Shift + P shortcut to format your code

Using Prettier with Other Editors

Prettier can be integrated with other editors such as Sublime Text, Atom, and WebStorm. Refer to the Prettier documentation for specific instructions on how to set it up for your preferred editor.

Prettier Plugins

Prettier provides a wide range of plugins that allow you to extend its functionality. These plugins can enhance code formatting for specific languages, frameworks, and technologies, ensuring that your code adheres to the best practices of your project.

Prettier Best Practices

Best Practices:
- Use a consistent code style
- Follow your team's code style guide
- Configure Prettier to match your project's standards
- Use Prettier as a team to ensure consistency

Code Formatting Options

Prettier provides a variety of code formatting options that you can customize to suit your preferences. These options include indentation, line breaks, quote types, and more.

Code Style Guides

Code style guides define the specific formatting rules and conventions that a development team agrees to follow. Prettier can help you adhere to your team's code style guide, ensuring consistency and readability across your codebase.

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