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How to improve speed reading of code?

 
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hi Felienne,

I've got a question, what tips have you got for improving speed reading of code ( for certifications exams )?

Is it just a case of practice ?

I'm an experienced developer, and generally don't speed read that much ( but need to improve for a cert exam I want to get ).


 
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Yes, it is practice. Is speed reading a useful skill in real life? Would it mean you missing things? A large part of fast reading is correct writing. You need correctly formatted and stylish code. Good variable names and proper spacing make the code so much easier to read, quickly or slowly. Maybe no programmer should strain their brain with poorly formmatted code, but should send it back to its maker immediately. We do that so etimes with posts here, asking people to improve their code legibility.
 
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I agree witb you Campbell, I don't think speed reading is great in coding.

But todo the exam in the time allowed its needed unfortunately.
 
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How long are the blocks of code in the exam?
 
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They range in number of lines , but there are quite a few that are probably 30 plus lines.
 
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Thirty is a lot.
 
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You're right ! There have been alot of complaints about the exam and the time ( 90 minutes ), its the OCP JP 819 exam.
 
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