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Dantis Mai
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Configuration for prettier


What and Why prettier?

Prettier is a code formatter, which supports many kinds of language from Programming languages (JXS, TS), to Style sheets (CSS, SCSS), and also Serialization languages (YAML).

As we can see in the gif above, it will take a lot of time to arrange those lines, and even more for HTML. Prettier is the light from heaven, just saving the file everything will be in order


My configuration

My beloved configuration is below

  "singleQuote": true,
  "trailingComma": "all",
  "useTabs": false,
  "tabWidth": 2,
  "overrides": [
      "files": "*.yaml",
      "options": {
        "tadWidth": 2,
        "printWidth": 40,
        "singleQuote": true
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To use

# npm
npm i --save-dev prettier

# yarn
yarn add --dev prettier
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  • Create 2 files .prettierrc, .prettierignore in our root level, the former is for configuration and the latter is for ignoring directories. Usually, I ignore build and coverage, which is generated from build production package and test result corresponding. image
  • Done!!

Notes: Instead of .prettierrc, prettier also supports a wide range of types. Please take a look at Configuration File.

Other options

You can find more interesting ways to use it in prettier documentation, such as lint-staged, pre-commit, and so on.

I usually due with CloudFormation, so besides a general configuration, I overrides it with my favorite style for .yaml. You can find your own one while playing around with it.

I hope this post helps you find your style in your developer journey. I am really happy to receive your feedback on this article. Thanks for your precious time reading this.

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