Minimalism in programming
Minimalism is the new dope in the real world.
Here is the few minimalist approach you can follow in the world of programming.
DRY – don’t repeat yourself
Every piece of knowledge must have a single, unambiguous, authoritative representation within a system.
KISS – Keep it simple, stupid
The simplest explanation tends to be the right one.
Yagni – You Aren’t Gonna Need It
The art of saying No. Don’t build everything customer/manager ask. Think more than twice and analyse before building a feature & importance of its existence.
Break the number of lines
Break the number of lines in coding when it exceeds N number of characters (mostly to fit in small or medium size screens).
Use access specifiers
Use access specifiers public or private whenever applicable – to avoid unnecessary flow of data here and there.
Do proper naming for class, method or variables. Prepare standard naming conventions which suits you.
Version Control System
Choose the right version control if you are doing collaborative work.
Don’t comment the unused code
Don’t comment out any code for future reference – just delete it – if have version control, you can get at any point of time. Or tag the commit for quick access.
Reuse the component if possible. Don’t copy paste the entire method just to change one section of the code. Think how you can handle it.
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