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Questions for best practices for writing high quality code.

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Copy-pasted and then edited test cases are often fine. Tests should have as few external dependencies as possible, and be as straightforward as possible. Test cases tend to change with time, and prev …
answered Sep 19 '12 by 9000
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In Python, a file is a unit of import. So it makes sense to put things that belong together in the same file, and things that don't, to separate files. Web frameworks like Django by default expect yo …
answered Apr 11 '17 by 9000
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One way to fight the large amount of parameters is a builder pattern + fluid interface. Consider: widget = makeWidget(100, 200) .withSize(384, 256) .withColors(foreground, backgrou …
answered Mar 31 '15 by 9000
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Downsides, to my eye: You may impair the integrity of visual design. If you reuse styles from a carefully crafted CSS, your design has better chances to look consistent. Changing the visual design b …
answered Mar 6 '12 by 9000
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Consider a Python class with a number of @staticmethod methods and few instance methods. The static methods don't accept an instance of the defining class as parameters. Do you think that all these …
asked Oct 3 '11 by 9000