Exercises, examples and other material relating to training module J608. This topic is presented on public course Java Programming for the Web
One of the most important aspects of coding is that your code should be easy for others to read and maintain later. This module examines "best practice" coding conventions ranging from variable and method naming through commenting standards to code structure issues.
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|2604||Tips for writing a test program (Ruby / Python / Java)|
Where does my test code go?
If you've written a class - a series of methods to be used within another application - how do you test it? How about writing a test program within the same file which runs as the main program if you run your class on its own from the command line, but is ignored if you ...
|2415||Variable names like i and j - why?|
Q: Why do people use variable names like "i" and "j" for loop counters? I thought that you were supposed to use longer, desciptive names!
A1: Fortran (FORmula TRANslator) was one of the prevalent programming languages in the 1960s and 1970s, at a time when many programming techniques, algorithms and ...
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Topics covered in this module
Within a class - variable naming.
Further coding standards.
The specification of the interface to a class.
Interface and class names.
Beanable and other standards.
Designing for the future.
Grouping classes into packages.
Naming conventions for packages.
Private, package, protected, public.
Deploying multiple classes.
Directories and files, jars.
Accessing shared classes
CLASSPATH (and CLASSDIR).
In other virtual machines.
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