Programming Case Types !Explained

Programming Case Types !Explained

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No matter how well you are at Coding. Name Conventions can be a pain in the A**.

In the programming world, languages use some specific pattern in naming variables, functions

And Jeff Atwood (Stack Overflow Co-founder ) says

“Naming Conventions is one of the two hard things in Computer Science”

Why Case Type?

we all use naming to things we define in the program from variables to functions. In Programming, if you want to name a thing with more than one word you can’t name it with added space or without space directly some times it might mislead the code reviewers/ code readers like therapists can sound like therapists or the rapists.

Here comes the Case Type with a solution where it has different ways to name a thing that has more than one word.

Today, we will look into the Different Case Types in the Programming World

  1. camelCase

    Camel Case is actually inspired by the animal “Camel”. Where the first word will be small letters and from the second word, the first character will be capitalized like camelCase.

    Some of the big companies are also inspired by this. Example like iPhone, eBay

    Generally, Camel Case is used for Variable Naming

  2. snake_case

    Snake Case is naming with words separated by _ ( underscore ) and all small letters

    Generally, Snake Case is used for Variable Naming

    Ex :- snake_case, new_word

  3. kebab-case

    Kebab Case is naming with words separated by - ( hyphen ) with all small letters

    Generally, Kebab Case is used for CSS naming

    Ex :- new-word, kebab-case

  4. PascalCase

    Pascal Case is naming with the First letter of each word is Capitalized.

    Generally, Pascal Case is used for Class Naming

    Ex:- NewWord, PascalCase

  5. MACRO_CASE

    Macro case is naming with all letters Capitalized but the words are joined with _ ( underscore)

    Generally, Macro case is used for Preprocessor and constants

    Ex:- NEW_WORD, MACRO_CASE

  6. Train-Case

    Train Case is naming with the first character of every word of the name is Capitalised and words are connected with - ( hyphen ).

    Ex:- New-Word, Train-Case