10 advices for successful programming

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Re: 10 advices for successful programming

Posted 28 March 2012 - 08:32 AM

  • Rule of Modularity
    Write simple parts connected by clean interfaces.

  • Rule of Clarity
    Clarity is better than cleverness.

  • Rule of Composition
    Design programs to be connected to other programs.

  • Rule of Separation
    Separate policy from mechanism; separate interfaces from engines.

  • Rule of Simplicity
    Design for simplicity; add complexity only where you must.

  • Rule of Parsimony
    Write a big program only when it is clear by demonstration that nothing else will do.

  • Rule of Transparency
    Design for visibility to make inspection and debugging easier.

  • Rule of Robustness
    Robustness is the child of transparency and simplicity.

  • Rule of Representation
    Fold knowledge into data so program logic can be stupid and robust.

  • Rule of Least Surprise
    In interface design, always do the least surprising thing.

  • Rule of Silence
    When a program has nothing surprising to say, it should say nothing.

  • Rule of Repair
    When you must fail, fail noisily and as soon as possible.

  • Rule of Economy
    Programmer time is expensive; conserve it in preference to machine time.

  • Rule of Generation
    Avoid hand-hacking; write programs to write programs when you can.

  • Rule of Optimization
    Prototype before polishing. Get it working before you optimize it.

  • Rule of Diversity
    Distrust all claims for "one true way".

  • Rule of Extensibility
    Design for the future, because it will be here sooner than you think.


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