Clean Code: A Handbook of Agile Software Craftsmanship (Google eBook)
Even bad code can function. But if code isn’t clean, it can bring a development organization to its knees. Every year, countless hours and significant resources are lost because of poorly written code. But it doesn’t have to be that way.
Noted software expert Robert C. Martin presents a revolutionary paradigm with Clean Code: A Handbook of Agile Software Craftsmanship . Martin has teamed up with his colleagues from Object Mentor to distill their best agile practice of cleaning code “on the fly” into a book that will instill within you the values of a software craftsman and make you a better programmer–but only if you work at it.
What kind of work will you be doing? You’ll be reading code–lots of code. And you will be challenged to think about what’s right about that code, and what’s wrong with it. More importantly, you will be challenged to reassess your professional values and your commitment to your craft.
Clean Code is divided into three parts. The first describes the principles, patterns, and practices of writing clean code. The second part consists of several case studies of increasing complexity. Each case study is an exercise in cleaning up code–of transforming a code base that has some problems into one that is sound and efficient. The third part is the payoff: a single chapter containing a list of heuristics and “smells” gathered while creating the case studies. The result is a knowledge base that describes the way we think when we write, read, and clean code.
Readers will come away from this book understanding
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Review: Clean Code: A Handbook of Agile Software CraftsmanshipUser Review - Artur Gonçalves - Goodreads
Love this book. A lot of writers try to lecture us about how to be better programmers. For me Uncle Bob feels honest, straightforward and the real deal. He doesn't show off and he doesn't tell stories ... Read full review
Review: Clean Code: A Handbook of Agile Software CraftsmanshipUser Review - Goodreads
I wanted to love this book, but instead I just sort of liked it. This book is a member of the extensive genre of books on how to write clean code. It sits alongside books like Code Complete by Steve ...
6Objects and Data Structures
17Smells and Heuristics
Appendix AConcurrency II
Appendix CCross References of Heuristics