Programming Guidelines / Techniques

It is a really good idea to start adopting good habits right from the beginning. Down the road, you continue to hone your programming skills and even learn multiple languages; these habits will serve you well. Your programs will be easier for you and your fellow programmers to read, understand, and modify, and they will have fewer bugs. When you first get started writing code, you have to concentrate so hard on getting the syntax correct for the computer that its easy to lose sight of the things you need to do to make sure your programs are human friendly as well. However, diligence in this area will pay big dividends: