re: What are your snippets? VIEW POST

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I'm in the "snippets are a symptom of poor organization" camp. If they're big, they should be dependencies; if they're small, it adds about as much cognitive load to remember that they exist and how to apply them as it does to type whatever it is out from scratch.

 
 

Both, although my preference is very much for backend and infrastructure.

In my opinion snippets are very useful in frontend where you have a lot of HTML accompanied by some boilerplate JavaScript.

But for backend I find very rare occasions to use them. Only when I create new REST calls or implement some fairly boilerplate code that talks to the database we need such things... although that is a limitation of the technologies we use.

Maybe frontend will get there at one point in terms of redundant code but for now, snippets are a decent alternative.

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