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MacTech Article: 2609 Developer to Developer-Whats Your Style

2609 Developer to Developer: What’s Your Style?

by Boisy G.Pitre
Sep, 2010 Issue


Article Synopsis

The rote process of developing software and writing code compels us to form our own personal coding styles and patterns over time. We may pick up hints here and there to modify and improve upon our style somewhat, but for the most part, there is a consistency that guides our coding practices throughout our careers. In fact, coding styles can become so personal and unique that they take on the significance of a "fingerprint" of sorts. This is all too familiar when working as a developer on a group project; it becomes easy to identify who wrote a particular segment of code just by looking at how it is written and styled.




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