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Method Names

  • Use upper case letters as word separators, lower case for the rest of a word
  • First character in a name is lower case
  • No underbars ('_')


  • Differentiates the first word part, which is often a verb. This makes it very clear what a method does.
  • Not exactly similar to class names and thus makes Class.doSomething() much more readable as Class.DoSomething(), cleanly indicating through case which is which.

Example 2-3. Method Names Example

class NameOneTwo
    int     doIt();
    void    handleError();