• QUSAY IDREES SARHAN Dept. of Computer Science, College of Science, University of Duhok, Duhok, Kurdistan Region, Iraq
Keywords: Good Software:, coding quality and standards:, best practices:, practical recommendations:, software engineering.:


Writing good software is not an easy task, it requires a lot of coding experience and skills. Therefore, inexperienced software developers or newbies suffer from this critical task. In this paper, we provide guidelines to help in this important context. It presents the most important best practices and recommendations of writing good software from software engineering perspective regardless of the software domain (whether for desktop, mobile, web, or embedded), software size, and software complexity. The best practices provided in this paper are organized in taxonomy of many categories to ease the process of considering them while developing software.  Furthermore, many useful, practical, and actionable recommendations are given mostly in each category to be considered by software developers


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