6 Tips for Better Coding

6 Tips for Better Coding

6 Tips for Better Coding

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As the main focus of developers and designers are revolving around a single word that is “Coding”, so in this blog I am going to have the discussion, on the few tips for better coding.

Are you ready for that? Then let’s move on!!

Introduction

 

For writing codes, we are to be conscious and organized about everything from the beginning or else that may result in the time-consuming task. If you are considering big projects then you are to be conscious regarding your approaches as people are provided with time limits and you can’t afford the waste of time.

So, what are the features which good codes pursue? A good code should be maintained, reused and tested. Below mentioned are the tips which can help you in maintaining everything neatly and in a mannered way.

Tip 1

 

Make use of the Coding Standard

Make use of the Coding Standard

 

Coding standard is the term which follows some sort of standards. This can be in terms of format, name conventions, etc.  If the codes are in organized manner then it would be deterministic both by you and your viewers.

There is no doubt that you can create your own coding standards but if it would be accepted by all, better to go with that.

Tip 2

 

Try to write the useful comments

Try to write the useful comments

 

The useful comments are the one which can make your life easier for both you and the one who is going to continue with those. Try to write comments in single line which are meaningful. Mention the functionality and full parameter descriptions for the functions and methods.

If you are considering some tricky logics, try to describe them in words (if necessary). And never forget to be up to date with your comments.

Tip 3

 

Try to avoid global codes

Try to avoid global codes

 

The global variables and the loops are considered to be as a mess in coding structure. They can be proved to be problematic when you are considering millions of (lines of codes) application. You have to be conscious while you are mentioning global namespace with different variables, functions, etc.

Try to avoid the blocks which are defined globally. For example, try-catch, switch statements, for loop, while loop, etc. your methods should be written inside the class definitions and the class and function definitions must be within namespaces.

Tip 4

 

Try to make use of the meaningful names

Try to make use of the meaningful names

By the above I meant that try to avoid the use of names like $n, $exam. This cannot be read properly for the future use. Try to mention about the meaningful names such as $tempFile, $request (Note: these are examples, you can make use of names which are demanded by your coding).

Tip 5

 

Try to make use of the meaningful structures

Try to make use of the meaningful structures

Structuring of your application is an important part. Try to avoid complicated structures and stick to simplicity. When you are naming the directories and the files, use the naming convention which is associated with your coding standards. Always try to split the four parts of PHP application apart from each other “CSS, HTML, Templates/Layouts, PHP codes, JavaScripts” and for each of them separate the libraries from the business logic.

Tip 6

 

Try to make use of the code Documenters

Try to make use of the code Documenters

For several classes and namespaces, you should make use of the automatically generated API documents. This would be very important and useful to you also keep your team aware of “what’s what”. If you are working on more than one project at a time then you can find it very beneficial as you may not forget about the structures. One such you might find here.

CLOSURE

These were some of the tips which you might consider while maintaining your codes. Hope these tips can prove to be fruitful for your coding part.

If you consider this blog efficient then for sure mention in the comment box below. Also, you can go through the various blogs on Codemongoose for getting ideas about designing and coding.

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