Quality is never an accident. It's always the result of intelligent effort!
Top 8 Qualities you should have in your code to rise up your in your programming career.✔️
- Simplicity 🙏
- Usability 🏍️
- Readability 📔
- Testability 🤺
- Maintainability 🏁
- Scalability ✌️
- Reliability 😎
- Efficiency 🦾
Let's go through each of these qualities one by one 🏍️
1. Simplicity 🙏
For every problem there is a solution which is simple, clean and wrong.
Simplicity is the Key.
A simple design always takes less time to finish than a complex one. So always do the simplest thing that could possibly work next. If you find something that is complex replace it with something simple.
Complex code is difficult to understand and debug. Writing complicated code won't make you look like a wizard. Use simple algorithms is the ultimate sophistication.
2. Usability 🏍️
Quality Code Means Nothing Without Usability
Usability is the degree of ease with which products such as software and Web applications can be used to achieve required goals effectively and efficiently.
Usability assesses the level of difficulty involved in using a user interface.
The main purpose of your code is that it should work and solve the problem for which it has been written.
If your code fails to work as per your or other's expectations, It can't be considered as good code.
3. Readability 📔
Readability is important because it influences how clearly a code can be understood by the reader.
Good code makes it easy for other programmers to understand what you have written with minimum amount of time and effort.
A good naming strategy, smart use of comments, and clear control flow are the vital ingredients that you need.
Why is it so useful?
Readable code saves future developers' time and effort.
Code readability is key for large software projects with many developers, and where the source code that is being written will have to be modified by another person
4. Testability 🤺
Testing is a software development process in which the smallest testable parts of an application, called units, are individually and independently scrutinized for proper operation
Testable code is code that makes automated testing quick, easy and enjoyable.
Each component of your code should do what it's supposed to do and this should be verified by using independent tests.
5. Maintainability 🏁
Maintainable code is basically the amount of time it takes a developer to make a change and the amount of risk that the change could break something.
Maintainable code is code that is easy to modify or extend. No matter how well you have written the code, there will be bugs which you will have to fix.
More maintainable code allows for easier and faster changes.
At the heart of maintainability is carefully constructed code that is easy to read;code that is easy to dissect in order to locate the particular component relating to a given change request; code that is then easy to modify without the risk of starting a chain reaction of breakages in dependant module.
6. Scalability ✌️
Scalability is a broad term that usually means the software should be working as it supposed to, even when it is working at a higher scale of things.
Now, these "things" can refer to users, data, or lines of code.
Writing scalable code means that if a new requirements come to you, in how much of a change, you can adapt to that requirement.
The lesser the lines required, the more scalable the code is.
7. Reliability 😎
Reliability of code is the ability to perform the operations consistently without any failures, every time it runs.
Reliability can be increased by frequent code reviews and proper error and exception handling.
Reliability can be increased by frequent code reviews and thorough testing of code in every possible way.
Proper error handling and exception handling leads to making reliable software.
Robustness can be described as the ability to cope up with the errors during the program execution in spite of the unusual conditions
8. Efficiency 🦾
Code efficiency is a broad term used to depict the reliability, speed and programming methodology used in developing codes for an application.
Efficiency signifies a peak level of performance that uses the least amount of inputs to achieve the highest amount of output.
Efficiency requires reducing the number of unnecessary resources used to produce a given output including personal time and energy.
Efficient code improves functionality and reduces the time and space complexity. In other words, efficient code runs faster and uses fewer resources.
often, there is more than one way to solve the problem. Use the best one.
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