Airbnb TSLint

Airbnb TSLint


The Airbnb TSLint is a popular code style guide for TypeScript projects. It is based on the official TSLint rules but includes many additional rules specific to Airbnb’s style guide.

The Airbnb TSLint is a great way to ensure your TypeScript code is consistent and maintainable.

Benefits of Using the Airbnb TSLint

There are many benefits to using the Airbnb TSLint, including:

  • Improved Code Quality: The Airbnb TSLint helps enforce good coding practices, which can help improve the quality of your TypeScript code.
  • Increased Maintainability: The Airbnb TSLint promotes consistency in your code, which can make it easier to understand and maintain.
  • Early Error Detection: The Airbnb TSLint can detect potential errors and inconsistencies early in the development process, which can help prevent bugs from being introduced into production.
  • Streamlined Development Workflow: The Airbnb TSLint can be integrated into your development workflow, which can help save you time and effort.

Installing the Airbnb TSLint

To install the Airbnb TSLint, you can follow these steps:

  1. Open your project’s root directory in a terminal window.
  2. Run the following command:
npm install -D @airbnb/typescript-eslint

This will install the Airbnb TSLint package as a development dependency.

Configuring the Airbnb TSLint

Once you have installed the Airbnb TSLint package, you need to configure it to point to your project’s tslint.json file. This file defines the linting rules and configuration. To do this:

  1. Open the tslint.json file in your project’s root directory.
  2. Add the following configuration to the tslint.json file:
  "extends": ["@airbnb/typescript-eslint"],
  "rules": {
    "no-console": "off" // Set the "no-console" rule to "off" to allow for console logging

sThis configuration will enable all of the Airbnb TSLint rules. You can also customise the configuration by disabling or modifying individual rules.

Using the Airbnb TSLint

Once configured with the Airbnb TSLint, you can lint your TypeScript code. To do this, you can run the following command:

tslint --project [project-directory]

This will lint all of the TypeScript files in the specified project directory.


The Airbnb TSLint is a great way to enforce good coding practices and improve the quality and maintainability of your TypeScript code.

By using the Airbnb TSLint, you can help to ensure that your code is consistent, readable, and maintainable.


Hi, my name is Stephen Finchett. I have been a software engineer for over 30 years and worked on complex, business critical, multi-user systems for all of my career. For the last 15 years, I have been concentrating on web based solutions using the Microsoft Stack including ASP.Net, C#, TypeScript, SQL Server and running everything at scale within Kubernetes.