[thelist] Coding standards....

patrick pms at stoutstreet.com
Thu Dec 7 09:42:39 CST 2006

> On 07/12/06, Chris Ditty <cditty at gmail.com> wrote:
>> The company that I work for currently does not have any coding
>> standards.  No comments, no stylesheet usage, no nothing.  I have
>> spoken with my supervisor about this and she has commented that she
>> would like to try and get some standards in place.
>> Can a few of you share your coding standards?  Below is what I
>> currently have, but I am drawing a blank on what else needs to be
>> said.
>> Variables should be capitalized accordingly and for easy readability.
>>         ie....myVar, dpsLookUp, qry_myApp
>> Use stylesheets when possible.  It speeds up rendering and makes it
>> extremely easier to change colors and other details from one location.
>> Comment, comment, comment and oh yes, COMMENT!!!!  Comments help you
>> and your co-workers know what you were thinking of wen you wrote that
>> bit of code.  6 months from now, are you going to remember what you
>> did and why you did it?
>> --

Tangentially, ensure you have some version control in place. Subversion 
w/TortoiseSVN etc is great on Windows. Even in a one developer shop it's 
very useful.


patrick sanders
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