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New Programming Tip Section

New Programming Tip Section

You would have seen a new series of posts in this category and the posts being tagged as 'programming tips'. We are glad to introduce this new section to share with everyone about valuable programming tips and best programming practices that we come across in every day life.

The following are the reasons of launch of this label (category):

  1. For beginners/starting programmers, this would be a very useful guidance in ensuring that their programming styles are corrected at tender age and they are trained to write rock-solid code.
  2. We learn a lot of programming tips everyday from various sources and from our experiences too. We can not just keep remembering everything. This would serve as a record.
  3. Each one learns programming tips differently. One candle lights another to make the entire atmosphere still brighter. This would be a great way of learning and sharing the knowledge with one another.
  4. The inspiration of this section was the Tamil Sindhu Bhairavi. In Sindhu Bhairavi, the singer JKB used to tell like this "I am getting irritated by people who can not understand and appreciate the greatness of music. Now with your (Sindhu) sayings, I realise that they are not at fault. They are to be sympathised for their inability to understand and appreciate because of language in which the musical songs are there. It is our (singers) responsibility to ensure that message in music reaches the masses in their language".  I think this message applies to our programming too. It is our responsibility to ensure that next generation and peer developers are guided properly to best programming practices and to harness the benefits of the programming frameworks for world class products in business solutions for everyone.


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