7. Programming is about keeping track of ideas. How can you make this easier on yourself?
Programming is often a matter of keeping track of loose ends. Establish a convention for tracking yours (e.g., #FIXME) and use it religiously. A loose end that you don't fix before shipping is an embarrasment waiting to happen.
Snippets of code should be wrapped in
<code> tags not<pre> tags. In fact, <pre>
tags should generally be avoided. If they must
be used, extreme care should be
taken to ensure that their contents do not
have long lines (<70 chars), in order to prevent
horizontal scrolling (and possible janitor