Hi all In this blog, we’ll go through Clean Code Architecture, its features, and why clean code is important in Software Development?
What is Clean Code ?
In very simple words, we can define clean code as a code that any developer can read and easily can modify according to the need of the project.
“So if you want to go fast, if you want to get done quickly, if you want your code to be easy to write, make it easy to read.” – Robert C. Martin,
- Entities: These are the business objects of our application. These should not be affected by any change external to them, and these should be the most stable code within our application. These can be objects with methods, or even data structures.
- Use Cases: Implement and encapsulate all of the business rules.
- Interface Adapters: Convert and present data to the use case and entity layers.
- Frameworks and Drivers: Contain any frameworks or tools we need to run our application.
Why Clean Code is important in Software Development ?
- Team Work : Working with a code that others have or will be working on shows that clean code is important. Jumping into code without clear direction is time consuming for all involved because if it is not clear what the code does or why it does, we are wasting resources trying to find its purpose.
- Reusable : Writing clean code makes us a great program because we write code that makes one thing clear, which does not take much time to write.
- Easier Troubleshooting : Software may indicate unintentional behaviour due to a variety of internal or external factors. It may need to be changed immediately regarding repair and availability. Software made with pure coding principles is easy to solve problems.
- Faster Onboarding : Software during its lifetime will see many engineers create, update, and maintain it, with engineers joining different locations at a time. This requires a quick ride to keep production high, and it helps to achieve this goal.
Some tips to write clean code.
- Avoid Repetition : Always make sure your code is reusable & scalable.
- Naming Convention : Following naming conventions can go a long way in making our code readable and hence, maintainable.
- Indentation : A well-indented code is much easier to read and understand.
- Comments : Comments can be beneficial while reading code to understand the non-trivial aspects.
- Avoiding self-explanatory comments: We should avoid comments that are self-explanatory as its time consuming and useless. One should write code that explains itself.
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