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Beginning C# 2008: From Novice to Professional by Christian Gross

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Chapter 5. Learning About C# Exception Handling

Source code can have thousands, hundreds of thousands, or millions of lines of source code, and no single human could keep track of it all. To keep track of all the source code, you need a team of developers, and that means code written by one developer is going to be used and modified by another developer. Since the two developers can't perform a Vulcan mind meld, they must have a well-understood and useful form of communication. But that's just part of the solution. The code itself must be easy to understand.

The challenge of writing software is not creating a perfect piece of code, but writing code that can be understood by other developers and used by other pieces of software. The goal isn't to ...

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