The Coding Naming Convention

How to make your colleagues’ lives easier while reviewing your codes?

– Please just follow the naming convention.

For me personally following the Naming Convention is a basic manner and a friendly way to treat someone who will read your code. It reflects that you have attention to detail and logical thinking. It’s also one of the criteria to determine your coding quality.

My training manager had said something about this, ‘I will see whether you are a professional developer even your code doesn’t even work’.

Some bad examples and some tips:

  • Do not give full and descriptive names. eg. FController or FinController instead of FinanceController. Avoid using unknown acronyms is necessary.
  • Pascal Casing is important. E.g. ProductCategory, ChildProgram
  • Do not provide comments on the code which may look confusing. Provide comments on your assumptions is effective.
  • Use new lines to indicate a new logical group.
  • Always Indent the code properly
  • Use Ctrl+K+D to auto-indent your code in Visual Studio.
  • Retain consistency in styles.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s