Let us change our traditional attitude to the construction of programs. Instead of imagining that our main task is to instruct a computer what to do, let us concentrate rather on explaining to human beings what we want a computer to do. --Donald Knuth

The Programmer's Code

Rule #6 - Adapt and Adopt

Rule #5 - Code for the Maintainer

Rule #4 - Be Explicit

Rule #2 - Fail Fast and Hard