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Linting with ESLint

Linting a TypeScript project with ESLint can provide several benefits, including:

  • Consistency: ESLint can enforce a consistent code style across your project, making it easier to read and understand.

  • Error prevention: ESLint can catch common mistakes and errors, such as unused variables, before they cause problems in production.

  • Improved code quality: ESLint can help to improve the overall quality of your code by enforcing best practices and encouraging the use of modern JavaScript features.

  • Integration: ESLint can integrate with other tools such as code editors and build systems, making it easy to catch errors and style issues as you work.

  • Customisability: ESLint is highly configurable and allows you to create custom rules specific to your project, this way you can add your own custom rule

To run ESLint on a TypeScript project, you need to do the following:

Install ESLint and the necessary TypeScript parser and plugin by running the command

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

Create a file named .eslintrc.cjs in the root of your project and configure it to use the TypeScript parser and plugin by adding the following code:

module.exports = {
  root: true,
  parser: '@typescript-eslint/parser',
  parserOptions: {
    tsconfigRootDir: '.',
    project: ['./tsconfig.json'],
  plugins: ['@typescript-eslint'],
  extends: [
    // "airbnb",
    // "airbnb/hooks",

Run the command npx eslint --ext .ts,.tsx path/to/files to lint your TypeScript files.

You can also add a script in your package.json file to run eslint in your typescript files:

"scripts": {
  "lint": "eslint . && prettier-eslint --list-different **/*.ts",
  "format": "prettier-eslint --write '**/*.ts'"

Then you can run the script by typing yarn lint in your command prompt.

Beautifying code with Prettier

Prettier is an open-source code formatting library for JavaScript and describes itself as “an opinionated code formatter. It automatically formats your code according to a consistent style, eliminating the need for developers to manually format their code. Prettier takes the hassle out of maintaining a consistent coding style and makes it easy for teams to collaborate on a project by eliminating discussions about code formatting.

Since we’re using ESLint, we want the prettier-eslint command, which ensures that Prettier formats our code in a consistent manner with our ESLint config. To get that command, install the prettier-eslint-cli package

yarn add -D prettier-eslint-cli


// **.eslintrc.cjs**
rules: {
  quotes: ['error', 'single', { avoidEscape: true }],
  'comma-dangle': ['error', 'always-multiline'],
  'no-console': 'off',
	'max-len': ["error", { "code": 80 }],

How to fix lint errors

error when using async promise function inside useEffect()

Add void to change the return type to void

useEffect(() => {
    void checkUser()
  }, [])

Promise-returning function provided to attribute where a void return was expected.eslint@typescript-eslint/no-misused-promises

Add void in the arrow function

<CommonButton title='SIGN IN' onPress={() => void handleSignIn()} />

response.json() any type error

export type AppUser = {
  companyId: string
  companyName: string
  firstname: string
  lastname: string
  email: string
  gasSafetyNumber?: string
  oftecNumber?: string

if (response.status !== statusCodes.OK) {
  return {status: response.status, data: null}

return {
  status: response.status,
  data: (await response.json() as {data: AppUser})?.data

‘jest’ is not defined

Add jest/globals to env

env: {
  es6: true,
  node: true,
  'jest/globals': true,