Coding best practices - what do veteran coders swear by?

zephyr

I'm looking for good articles, forums and tips on coding best practices. I've been programming for a few years, and like to hear from longer timers on some of their best tips, techniques.

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stephenb
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Here is some advice for JAVA coders:

http://java.sun.com/developer/technicalArticles/Interviews/studentdevs/i...

 

Here are some Visual Studio 6 tips:

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa260844(v=vs.60).aspx#cfr_bestprac

 

Here's a blog for software developers:

http://www.realsoftwaredevelopment.com/

 

becker
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One of the first things my dad taught me (he's a computer scientist) is to develop and use error-handling routines. No user of your system wants to see error messages that mean nothing, or to have no error messages show up at all when a process fails. If you can do a walkthrough of your code and look closely at the output it provides to the end user, you can usually do a better job of predicting where people will need support or have complaints about their confusion.

rtrembley
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Doesn't the type of coding you do determine what kind of practices you follow? Obviously, people coding in XML and Java will have different dependencies than someone who is a .NET/SQL developer for traditional RDBMS applications as would someone who is coding for a Mobile OS like Android.

lmile61
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Best practices, you should visit some websites which gives lot of examples and tips so you can practice more and make easy coding.

 

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