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Software Engineering by Ashok Mohanty, Jibitesh Mishra

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Chapter 11

Coding and Documentation

Good coding and documentation are necessary for reliable and maintainable software. The chapter covers the following topics:

  • Coding standard

  • Guidelines for good coding practices

  • Software documentation

  • Documentation standards and guidelines

  • CASE tools

Many software industries have developed their own standards to be followed rigorously by their people. Sometimes clients want coding and documentation to be done in certain ways. Hence, there are several standards that exist in the programming industry. This chapter discusses various aspects of coding and documentation, but not any one particular standard or guidelines.

Software is developed to be used for many years. However, it needs modifications from time ...

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