Programming Style–Kendo & jQuery

  • Which of the following do you prefer? shutterstock_76533307
  • Which is easier to read?
  • Which is easier to write?
  • Which is easier to maintain?


 var dataItem =".k-grid").data("kendoGrid").dataSource.getByUid("tr").data("uid"));


var dataItem =


 var grid =".k-grid").data("kendoGrid");
 var dataSrc = grid.dataSource;
 var dataItem = dataSrc.getByUid("tr").data("uid"));

I’m not convinced the answers are obvious.

About Jesse Liberty

Jesse Liberty has three decades of experience writing and delivering software projects and is the author of 2 dozen books and a couple dozen online courses. His latest book, Building APIs with .NET will be released early in 2025. Liberty is a Senior SW Engineer for CNH and he was a Senior Technical Evangelist for Microsoft, a Distinguished Software Engineer for AT&T, a VP for Information Services for Citibank and a Software Architect for PBS. He is a Microsoft MVP.
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