Naming for developers

Published on October 18, 2023

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Undoubtedly, naming poses a significant challenge for developers when writing code. Coming up with suitable names, especially for similar things, is no easy task.

The Wasp blog ( offers valuable tips in an article that addresses this issue. Here’s a TLDR:

  • Avoid misleading, incomplete, or inaccurate names.

  • Choose names that reflect the purpose of the variable, function, or class.

  • Use consistent naming conventions throughout your codebase.

  • Use abbreviations and acronyms sparingly, and only if they are widely understood.

  • Choose names that are appropriate for the scope of the variable, function, or class.

  • Avoid using symbols and special characters in names, unless they are required by the programming language.

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