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Extreme Programming Installed by Chet Hendrickson, Ann Anderson, Ron Jeffries

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Coding Standard

I can always read my own code. But wait, it's all my own code.

We all code to an agreed coding standard. This ensures that the code communicates as clearly as possible and supports our shared responsibility for quality everywhere. It doesn't matter so much what the standard is. What's more important is that everyone use it. Yes, we know it sounds regimented at first, but it will pay off. Suppose someone went onto your computer some night and reformatted all your code. Not only would you change your password, but you'd be slowed down. You might even go to the trouble to format it all back because you need to be able to just glance at the code and see what it's up to.

Now, it turns out that it isn't the specifics of your favorite ...

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