Developers seem to agree that one of the most important qualities of code is its readability. Code that’s written in a way that makes it easy for other programmers to understand with a minimal amount of time and effort is considered top notch. Good naming, clear control flow, and smart smart use of comments all help to make reading code much less of a chore and, hence, easier to maintain, extend or reuse.
Quotes: “Great code is, above all, readable. The best code does not require comments to explain the small details, but only the large details of approach or nuance. When you read great code, you can easily follow the flow of control.” Gary Wisniewski
“The function and variables names sufficiently explain what is going on, the comments explain why the code is a certain way.” patrick
“The faster someone can look at it and understand it. The faster the application will move forward (feature and revenue).” Glennular
“There is really no good criteria other than how fast you can understand the code.” mojuba