Linting

⚠️Note that TSLint is now in maintenance and you should try to use ESLint instead. If you are interested in TSLint tips, please check this PR from @azdanov. The rest of this section just focuses on ESLint. You can convert TSlint to ESlint with this tool.

⚠️This is an evolving topic. typescript-eslint-parser is no longer maintained and work has recently begun on typescript-eslint in the ESLint community to bring ESLint up to full parity and interop with TSLint.

Follow the TypeScript + ESLint docs at https://github.com/typescript-eslint/typescript-eslint:

yarn add -D @typescript-eslint/eslint-plugin @typescript-eslint/parser eslint

add a lint script to your package.json:

"scripts": {
"lint": "eslint 'src/**/*.ts'"
},

and a suitable .eslintrc.js (using .js over .json here so we can add comments):

module.exports = {
env: {
es6: true,
node: true,
jest: true,
},
extends: "eslint:recommended",
parser: "@typescript-eslint/parser",
plugins: ["@typescript-eslint"],
parserOptions: {
ecmaVersion: 2017,
sourceType: "module",
},
rules: {
indent: ["error", 2],
"linebreak-style": ["error", "unix"],
quotes: ["error", "single"],
"no-console": "warn",
"no-unused-vars": "off",
"@typescript-eslint/no-unused-vars": [
"error",
{ vars: "all", args: "after-used", ignoreRestSiblings: false },
],
"@typescript-eslint/explicit-function-return-type": "warn", // Consider using explicit annotations for object literals and function return types even when they can be inferred.
"no-empty": "warn",
},
};

Most of this is taken from the tsdx PR which is for libraries.

More .eslintrc.json options to consider with more options you may want for apps:

{
"extends": [
"airbnb",
"prettier",
"prettier/react",
"plugin:prettier/recommended",
"plugin:jest/recommended",
"plugin:unicorn/recommended"
],
"plugins": ["prettier", "jest", "unicorn"],
"parserOptions": {
"sourceType": "module",
"ecmaFeatures": {
"jsx": true
}
},
"env": {
"es6": true,
"browser": true,
"jest": true
},
"settings": {
"import/resolver": {
"node": {
"extensions": [".js", ".jsx", ".ts", ".tsx"]
}
}
},
"overrides": [
{
"files": ["**/*.ts", "**/*.tsx"],
"parser": "typescript-eslint-parser",
"rules": {
"no-undef": "off"
}
}
]
}

You can read a fuller TypeScript + ESLint setup guide here from Matterhorn, in particular check https://github.com/MatterhornDev/learn-typescript-linting.

Another great resource is "Using ESLint and Prettier in a TypeScript Project" by @robertcoopercode.

If you're looking for information on Prettier, check out the Prettier.