Code Quality: The Open Source Perspective (Google eBook)

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Adobe Press, Apr 3, 2006 - Computers - 608 pages
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  • Page 26: How can I avoid off-by-one errors?
  • Page 143: Are Trojan Horse attacks for real?
  • Page 158: Where should I look when my application can't handle its workload?
  • Page 256: How can I detect memory leaks?
  • Page 309: How do I target my application to international markets?
  • Page 394: How should I name my code's identifiers?
  • Page 441: How can I find and improve the code coverage of my tests?

Diomidis Spinellis' first book, Code Reading, showed programmers how to understand and modify key functional properties of software. Code Quality focuses on non-functional properties, demonstrating how to meet such critical requirements as reliability, security, portability, and maintainability, as well as efficiency in time and space.

Spinellis draws on hundreds of examples from open source projects--such as the Apache web and application servers, the BSD Unix systems, and the HSQLDB Java database--to illustrate concepts and techniques that every professional software developer will be able to appreciate and apply immediately.

Complete files for the open source code illustrated in this book are available online at:


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User Review  - Will - Goodreads

...Honestly, if you've read Code Complete 2 or Code Craft, or Clean Code, then you've read this book. It's a book of good practice and is fine for what it is... ...but it's not interesting. Read full review

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About the author (2006)

Diomidis Spinellis has been developing the concepts presented in this book since 1985, while also writing groundbreaking software applications and working on multimillion-line code bases. Spinellis holds an M.Eng. degree in software engineering and a Ph.D. in computer science from Imperial College London. Currently he is an associate professor in the Department of Management Science and Technology at the Athens University of Economics and Business.

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