Unit 17.1. Use Good Coding and Debugging Practices
Approach to Coding
Coding is a process with a beginning, middle, and end. An application is not coded in one sitting and then compiled. It is an iterative process in which smaller components of the larger whole are built first. These components are added to and integrated within the application. Think of coding an application as building it layer by layer. Experienced programmers develop an approach to coding that incorporates testing and debugging at each step.
Code Piece by Piece
A good general rule to follow when coding is to develop the code piece by piece. In other words, start from a basic code structure and build on the code one piece at a time, compiling and testing the code at each ...