Anybody can write code. With a few months of programming experience, you can write ‘working applications’. Making it work is easy, but doing it the right way requires more work, than just making it work. Believe it, majority of the programmers write ‘working code’, but not ‘good code’. Writing ‘good code’ is an art and you must learn and practice it.
Everyone may have different definitions for the term ‘good code’. In my definition, the following are the characteristics of good code.
Most of the developers are inclined towards writing code for higher performance, compromising reliability and maintainability. But considering the long term ROI (Return On Investment), efficiency and performance comes below reliability and maintainability. If your code is not reliable.
Coding Standards and Best Programming Practices and maintainable, you (and your company) will be spending lot of time to identify issues, trying to understand code etc throughout the life of your application.
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