The Springer Nature Front-End Playbook
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Springer Nature front-end playbook

The key words "MUST", "MUST NOT", "REQUIRED", "SHALL", "SHALL NOT", "SHOULD", "SHOULD NOT", "RECOMMENDED", "MAY", and "OPTIONAL" in this playbook are to be interpreted as described in RFC 2119.

What's this?

This repo contains the Springer Nature front-end playbook. It details how we run software development and how we make web and mobile products together. It's filled with things we've learned based on our own experience and study of others' experiences.

See "Changing the laws of engineering with pull requests" for an in depth explanation of how developing a playbook like this is of benefit.

This is a living document that we contribute to in a public GitHub repo. Reasons for doing this in the open include (but are not limited to):

  1. Interacting with and learning from others. Receiving contributions from people who don't work here can help us, providing learning opportunities that we would not receive otherwise - for example, see this contribution from @rowanmanning.

  2. Providing a showcase for our work/ethics. This is really useful when hiring people (for both parties). We've had very positive feedback from interviewees - it's a great recruiting tool. It also means that people are quickly up and running when they join.

Where do I start?

Begin with the house style guide.


To contribute please clone the repo (or fork it if you're an external contributor), create a new branch for your changes, then create a pull request to merge your changes in.

Please keep discussion inside the issues and pull requests, avoiding Slack, hallway conversations etc. Remember that this repo is public, and the discussions we have can be of benefit to people apart from us.

Read the full contributor guide.


The Front-End Playbook is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.

You should have received a copy of the license along with this work. If not, see Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license.