The financial application I am building contains data which is a number that corresponds with two terms. It works like this:
number > 0 = overspend
number < 0 = underspend
Unfortunately the overspend/underspend terms do not have a neutral term, like
whateverspend. Now I'm unsure about how to save this data in for example a database column. What name do I give to this database column? Or how do I handle it in my back-end?
double <...spend> = // a number?
So, like the question says: How do I handle a definition in my application that does not have a neutral term, but either a positive one, or a negative one?