The term boilerplate is a metaphor referring to the use of pre-made, standard text or graphics in a variety of printed materials. The term has been applied as well to computer programming where it refers to the practice of cutting and pasting blocks of code from one part of a program’s source code to another, usually because it is being used in multiple parts of the program. Boilerplate saves programmers time by not having them re-write the same piece of code each time it is needed.
This website showcases a curated list of boilerplate codes for various programming languages. So whether you are looking for a starting point for your next project or simply want to explore some new code libraries, this list is sure to come in handy!
Boilerplate Code: What Is It?
A programmer may copy some lines written for one purpose and paste them into another location within their source code with little or no modification so that they do not have to write those lines again. Developers reuse code fragments by cutting and pasting them from old projects to new ones. Programmers can get the source code for a boilerplate from somewhere, such as another program they wrote in the past or open-source software that has some of this same boilerplate already written.
Boilerplate can be either full or partial, depending on whether you paste all the source code needed for each block of boilerplate text or just one copy of it and then add customizations where needed. For example, if you want to create a standard login form on your website, you would use a pre-written template with some modifications added on top. You could also write your own boilerplate text and save it so that you don’t have to type out the same piece of text every time you need it.
Some programmers use an IDE, or integrated development environment, for saving boilerplate code because they can put it in a single place and also organize different pieces of their source code with the location or type of code at issue. It is very common to reuse existing boilerplate code when starting up a new project rather than writing everything from scratch. Some languages are more likely to have libraries full of ready-made boilerplate, while others will demand full boilerplate writing on each occasion that something needs to be written.
Boilerplate save the coders time but is often considered unprofessional by other people due to its look if not used correctly. While plagiarism issues arise only when there is intent to deceive, some people feel that duplicating content this way is not acceptable.
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