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Using process.env is not great as the used env variables seem to be not declared anywhere. We should use cross-env for testing purposes and use some config for setting them instead of using process.env.

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  • State:closed
  • Created 5 years ago
  • Comments:7 (1 by maintainers)

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charlesjliucommented, Oct 4, 2018

I don’t think we should have a .env committed into the repo.

Is there a reason why those links are set using environment variables (slack etc.)? I don’t think those should be set by the environment.

If anything, you could set default values if the environment variables aren’t detected. We can have a sample .env file that developers can use to write their own and include instructions in the repo. But environment variables should be for things like… the CODING_COACH_API url, or whatever client API keys we’re using (like the Google Analytics example).

Just my two cents! 🤷‍♂️

DanielRufcommented, Oct 4, 2018

Exactly. dot-env are normally meant for credentials and user specific settings.

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