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Alex ChiouTech Lead @ Robinhood, Meta, Course Hero

Non-Descriptive Names

Naming: It's important for your children but quite important for your code as well. When it comes to your variables, methods, and classes, you should put in the effort to name them properly. This lesson will teach you:

  • Why descriptive, high-effort names can add up to add a huge amount of quality to a codebase
  • How to identify a poor name in code and the common patterns leading to it
  • How much time you should spend on each type of name and how to prioritize accordingly, particularly in code review feedback
  • The mentality to convert bad names to good names in code with an in-depth example walking through a classic utility method