THINK Before You Type... Best Practices Learned the Hard Way

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Abstract

We have all done it….

You leave a meeting with a new project on your plate – you sit down at your computer and start programming – a day later and lots of code on the screen, you try to remember the real purpose of your latest task. Or, worse, you finish your task only to find that it is not what was requested. Discipline and planning aren’t always easy but they pay off in the long run!

OR

You deliver the quick adhoc and move onto the next task on the list. A month later, someone wants the “adhoc” again with just a wee variation. WHAT??? You thought you would never look at that code again? Generalization was the last thing on your mind and now you have to dig through all that code… Discipline and planning aren’t always easy but they pay off in the long run!

This presentation focuses on best practices to help you minimize effort and maximize results. Although the concepts are more project-focused than SAS®-specific, example SAS code will be shared so that you can apply the concepts more quickly.

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