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80 Tips for Writing Better Code from Real Developers

SmartBear Software

SOMERVILLE, Mass. – Feb. 23, 2017 – SmartBear Software, the leader in software quality tools for teams, has compiled the best advice that developers have for writing better code in the free eBook, “80 Tips from Real Developers: A Guidebook for Writing Better Code.” The company reached out to hundreds of developers across a wide variety of industries and organized the tips into an eBook with additional resources to help developers and teams put this real-world advice into action.

WHAT: eBook, “80 Tips from Real Developers: A Guidebook for Writing Better Code”

WHERE: To access, visit:[...]

The top three tips from developers include:

1. Talk About It – Whether it’s writing internal documentation, user documentation, discussing things with another developer or just talking to a rubber duck, forcing the concepts into sentences can really help you think about them.

2. Be Nice to “Future You” – If in six months, you open up the code and can’t figure out what’s going on right away, you have done something wrong. Don’t screw over “future you” by trying to be cute, taking shortcuts or rushing.

3. Smart Optimization – Optimized code is a one-way street. Usually, there is no going back or extending the code. Readability, maintainability and reliability should get truly optimized.

In addition to 80 useful tips, the eBook covers selecting the right tools; understanding the role of testing; writing maintainable and sustainable code; learning, education and career development and more.

To access the eBook, visit:[...].

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About SmartBear Software

Supporting more than five million software professionals and over 20,000 companies in 194 countries, SmartBear is the leader in software quality tools for teams. The company’s products help deliver the highest quality and best performing software possible while helping teams ship code at nearly impossible velocities. With products for API testing, UI testing, code review and performance monitoring across mobile, web and desktop applications, SmartBear equips every development, testing and operations team member with the tools to ensure quality at every stage of the software cycle. For more information, visit:, or for the SmartBear community, go to: Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn or Google+.


Tracy Wemett



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