Coding standards are a set of guidelines, best practices, programming styles and conventions that developers adhere to when writing a piece of code for a project. All the big software companies have them. And advise their developers to embed these coding standards in deliverables. Especially before deployment in a production environment.
Why do we need a coding standards?
It is highly recommended to implement coding standards during the building of SQL codes. Since at times they can become very difficult to interpret by someone who was not part of the initial development. For developers, coding standard is important for the following reasons.
- They make it easy to debug during development and troubleshoot issues that arise in production
- It’s easier to interpret the logic while revisiting the code for any logical changes
- Knowledge transfer of the code becomes frictionless. A new resource can understand the code flow with better readability
- Allows for plenty of time savings in all the activities, since there’s a single standard for the whole team
- And it’s always a best practice to learn the industry standards
On the other hand, following a coding standard is beneficial for your clients as well
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