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iPhone Applications Tune-Up by Loyal Moses

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Chapter 3. Maintainability

Maintainable software is software that is designed to be easily read, understood, and updated by its author as well as future potential authors. Maintainable code is developed to be processed and understood by humans just as it is designed to be understood by machines. Maintainability is achieved through a delicate balance of clear and concise coding practices along with common sense use of syntax and detailed commenting and documentation.

Software maintainability isn't something that most developers can quickly relate to application performance. However, it should be common knowledge that unkempt and messy source code may be riddled with bugs and surprises that ultimately affect an application's overall level of performance. ...

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