Coding Standards

March 8, 2012 6:17pm CST
Coding standards are in place to make programming more consistent and easy for troubleshooting. It's a great help for a team who are working on a complex project. When code reviews are conducted on the basis of this document, it proves productive. It's vital to have this document to control the coding style to produce uniform coding rather than individual producing different codes all the time. Are you following any coding standards? What are your thoughts on this?
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• United States
14 May 12
Using programming standards can be pretty important when you developing a gropu poject. If you are making one just alone, then it is fine to use whatever style or standard you want. Using comments, staying with a programming style you started when you started the project. Are all things you have to keep with, as the project progresses. Having a project where there is all different kinds of standards and styles would get quite messy.
• India
15 May 12
That's right. Good programmers are known for their legibility in coding. This can be achieved by following a single coding standard that ensures consistency.
@JohnRok1 (2051)
9 Mar 12
It's essential if you want to do a professional job, a program which somebody else can maintain if you fall under a bus.
• India
10 Mar 12
You are right. A program maintained in line with a well-defined coding standard is easy to maintain by other programmers if a need arise.
• United States
9 Mar 12
I am not a professional programmer but I have learned basic HTML and for a while could program most of it from memory. I learned some of it in school and some of it I taught myself but mostly the two seemed pretty consistent. But I got a new design program to work on a business page and it keeps kicking back my code because it's invalid. Like instead of putting or at the beginning of a paragraph or line of text it wants me to put at the end of the line. Essentially, that's the same code, just backward from how I learned it. Not probably the in depth programming conversation you were looking for but it's what I thought of when I read this post.
• India
9 Mar 12
Thanks for sharing your thoughts. In your case, you learn by doing it. You can create a coding standard document for yourself with your experience. Coding standards helps a team to deliver quality code that's also consistent among different modules. It makes troubleshooting easy and new programmers find their induction to the team easy by going through this document.
@imAbigael (475)
• Philippines
9 Aug 12
yes coding standard is very important to anyone who work for a large team and it will easy to understand the code if ever someone need to troubleshoot it.