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Custom Tasks for SAS Enterprise Guide Using Microsoft .NET by Chris Hemedinger

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Best Practices for Making Your Software Debuggable

Although it can be very difficult to write bug-free code, there are a few proven practices that can help you locate and squash bugs quickly and with confidence. Here are the leading practices that you can apply to custom tasks:

  • Take advantage of object-oriented design.
  • Consider unit testing.
  • Catch and handle exceptions.
  • Use logging to record events and progress.

In the following sections, each of these practices is addressed. This is not an exhaustive list! In the discipline of software development, there are dozens of methodologies and tools that programmers have found to be effective. The approach that works best for you depends on the complexity of your task, the dynamics of the team that ...

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