Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Coding Standards

I started work on a coding standards document.  This doesn't really have much use for the management or sales side of things, but it is a good engineering practice to be aware of.  Everyone that gets hired is going to have their own style and way of doing things, but starting the conversation is going to be a big step in the right direction.  Even if I only have a few things to write down at first, I might think of more things that I can add later.  When other people start working with my code and going over some of the documents that I have, they're going to be able to comment on what I have and whether they find it useful or not.  This document isn't going to be of any use to me at first, but over a long enough period of time this is the sort of thing that I'm going to need to start thinking about if people are going to take working for me seriously.  Having a procedure that everyone can agree on is going to make both old and new code more professional.