Functions should do one thing

When functions do more than one thing, they are harder to compose, test, and reason about. When you can isolate a function to just one action, it can be refactored easily and your code will read much cleaner.


function emailClients(clients) {
  clients.forEach(client => {
    const clientRecord = database.lookup(client);
    if (clientRecord.isActive()) {


function emailActiveClients(clients) {

function isActiveClient(client) {
  const clientRecord = database.lookup(client);
  return clientRecord.isActive();

Derivative work

This work is a derivative of "clean-code-javascript" by Ryan Mcdermott, originally licensed under MIT. The original version can be found here.