Gettings started writing a ESLint rule
First, take a look at the ESLint rule documentation. Just skim it for now. It's very long and boring. You can come back to it later.
ESLint rules works on the AST (Abstract Syntax Tree) representation of the code. In short, this is a tree structure that describes the code in a very verbose form. ESLint walks this tree and rules can subscribe to be notified when it hits a specific node type, like a
Literal type, which could be the
"hello" part of
const welcome = "hello";.
Go ahead and play around with some code in AST Explorer (Make sure the parser is
espree). It's a great tool!
Here are some good articles on the subject (ignore the scaffolding parts):