Module 02 Course Project – Importance of Coding Guidelines

This week you will review the coding guidelines found in all three of your code books. You will research the coding guidelines and why they are important and key to being a good coder.

Pay special attention to any introduction to the coding guidelines. Review how the coding guidelines are organized in each code book.

In a one-page minimum paper, respond in your own words to the following questions:

  • Why are coding guidelines used?
  • Where are they found in each code book?
  • When are the guidelines used?
  • Why do coding guidelines help a coder become successful?
  • Why are coding guidelines so important?
  • How is coding evolving?

You will need to research the answers to these questions using at least two sources. You will also need to cite your sources on a reference page separately from your one page paper using APA format. For more information, please click the Resources tab in this course and check out the Rasmussen College Library Resources area or use Google.

Proof read your paper so that it is free from errors.

Submit your completed assignment by following the directions linked below. Please check the Course Calendar for specific due dates.

Save your assignment as a Microsoft Word document. (Mac users, please remember to append the “.docx” extension to the filename.) The name of the file should be your first initial and last name, followed by an underscore and the name of the assignment, and an underscore and the date. An example is shown below:


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