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Latest commit 502c856 Jul 22, 2016 @jcmorrow jcmorrow Add coffeescript config file + update hound config
Now that this repo is the owner configuration repo for all thoughtbot
repositories in Hound it needs to explicitly define a set of
coffeescript styles.


 - Copy over `coffeelint.json` from Hound repo
 - Configure coffeescript in `.hound.yml` to be enabled and to point at



Guides for getting things done, programming well, and programming in style.

High level guidelines:

  • Be consistent.
  • Don't rewrite existing code to follow this guide.
  • Don't violate a guideline without a good reason.
  • A reason is good when you can convince a teammate.

A note on the language:

  • "Avoid" means don't do it unless you have good reason.
  • "Don't" means there's never a good reason.
  • "Prefer" indicates a better option and its alternative to watch out for.
  • "Use" is a positive instruction.


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