Monday, May 19, 2008

Programming Best Practices

1. Do not hide exceptions by using a catch and not throwing an error.
2. Avoid nested if statements, the if(object != null) spanning the whole method is a very common mistake:

void methodName(){ if (object != null)
{
if (more conditions)
{ //100 lines of code }
// 100 more lines of code
}
}