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Title: Better Names for Better Code

Speaker: Michael Dowden

Time/Room: 12:50 PM/Marquis (Ingage)


As developers we spend much more time reading code than we do writing it. It’s important that our code conveys its meaning clearly, not just to the computer but also to other developers. When our code is full of names like doStuff and temp1 it can be hard to figure out what’s going on. This can cause confusion which leads to bugs and delays. Together we'll look at concrete examples of how poor naming can cause big problems. We’ll then fix these issues while introducing tips for quick and effective naming. By the end you will have a clear understanding of what makes a good name, and how to improve your own code.

Topic: Other (Coding Best Practices)

Target Audience: General

Keywords: code quality,coding,coding standards,best practices