Arc View/Avenue: Coding styles and utility scripts for efficient development

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Effectiveness and efficiency of software development can be greatly increased by writing modularized code using informal (styles) and formal (standards) work approaches. Software development is about connecting pieces into a coherent whole. Thus consistent work approaches provide a structure that allows individuals and teams to minimize the time and thought put into making these connections. These investments in structure return even more benefits in the maintenance phase when old code has to be examined by new programmers, or after time has passed. We present some examples of coding style for Avenue: a simplified form of Hungarian notation (notationHungarian, stringCustomerName, etc.), ... continued below

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Ganter, J. May 7, 1996.

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Effectiveness and efficiency of software development can be greatly increased by writing modularized code using informal (styles) and formal (standards) work approaches. Software development is about connecting pieces into a coherent whole. Thus consistent work approaches provide a structure that allows individuals and teams to minimize the time and thought put into making these connections. These investments in structure return even more benefits in the maintenance phase when old code has to be examined by new programmers, or after time has passed. We present some examples of coding style for Avenue: a simplified form of Hungarian notation (notationHungarian, stringCustomerName, etc.), script naming prefixes and suffixes, and options in script headers. We demonstrate several modular, object-like utility scripts that can be used alone or combined into other utilities. These include developer tools such as a System.Echo substitute for Windows, a Window inspector, and a script for detecting and dealing with multiple display resolutions.

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  • 16. annual Environmental Systems Research Institute (ESRI) User conference, Palm Springs, CA (United States), 20-24 May 1996

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  • Other: DE96011838
  • Report No.: SAND--96-1371C
  • Report No.: CONF-9605153--2
  • Grant Number: AC04-94AL85000
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 242657
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc666653

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Ganter, J. Arc View/Avenue: Coding styles and utility scripts for efficient development, article, May 7, 1996; Albuquerque, New Mexico. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc666653/: accessed June 21, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.