Sunday, July 11, 2004
Software Coding Standards
A few days back I was reading an article on Coding Standards. There are a few articles and even books available on this topic. Following coding standards consistently, I believe is very important for a software development team. Coding standards are not written in stone. They are guidelines for making software code more readable. Like most guidelines they can be, and usually are customized for individual teams. Most teams have well defined ways in which they structure their code and name variables, methods, classes, etc. The specific standard a team adopts is not as important as the practice of ensuring that the entire team adheres to the same standard.