Today I’m focusing my attention to ADF naming conventions.
Beside this post I will write two more in order to cover as much as possible all areas of this subject. In the last post I will provide a PDF with all information covered in these series of posts.
During ADF applications development we may encounter many development challenges. One of these challenges is about implementing a naming convention to be used by all involved project developers during implementation.
Each developer have his own background and his own ideas on how things should be implemented. We want them to have freedom of thought in order to get the best approaches to reach the goal, but what we really don’t want is to have multiple ways of doing the same thing otherwise we might face really difficult challenges in the future, namely around software maintenance and bug tracing.
Also, the developer roster may change during project development. For the new ones who enter we need to provide proper training. If we can follow conventions we will have shorter training periods and they will be brought to speed quicker while familiarizing with the application.
After the application is deployed in the production environment, we face a new challenge, Maintenance and Support. Big headaches usually appear right there, and they can be even bigger if we don’t follow these important naming conventions in our applications’ code.
I have found some information here about this topic but we needed more, and we needed to instantiate it to our projects, so we decided to defined our own ADF Naming Conventions, to be used organization-wide on our ADF projects.
In this post I will share my experience and our ADF Naming convention rules regarding the following topics:
· Application & Project Namings
· Packages Namings
· Business Components Namings
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