Implementation Patterns

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Pearson Education, Oct 23, 2007 - Computers - 176 pages
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Software Expert Kent Beck Presents a Catalog of Patterns Infinitely Useful for Everyday Programming


Great code doesn’t just function: it clearly and consistently communicates your intentions, allowing other programmers to understand your code, rely on it, and modify it with confidence. But great code doesn’t just happen. It is the outcome of hundreds of small but critical decisions programmers make every single day. Now, legendary software innovator Kent Beck—known worldwide for creating Extreme Programming and pioneering software patterns and test-driven development—focuses on these critical decisions, unearthing powerful “implementation patterns” for writing programs that are simpler, clearer, better organized, and more cost effective.


Beck collects 77 patterns for handling everyday programming tasks and writing more readable code. This new collection of patterns addresses many aspects of development, including class, state, behavior, method, collections, frameworks, and more. He uses diagrams, stories, examples, and essays to engage the reader as he illuminates the patterns. You’ll find proven solutions for handling everything from naming variables to checking exceptions.




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Review: Implementation Patterns (A Kent Beck Signature Book)

User Review  - Hugo Corbucci - Goodreads

Kent Beck provides on this book much lower level details into his programming preferences. He presents and discusses a lot of very common programming options and decisions. Starting the book with some ... Read full review

Review: Implementation Patterns (A Kent Beck Signature Book)

User Review  - Chris - Goodreads

I'll say that if you've been programming for a while many of the patterns you'll have already seen. Some you might have come across just through experimentation, others through failure. If you're a ... Read full review


Chapter 1 Introduction
Chapter 2 Patterns
Chapter 3 A Theory of Programming
Chapter 4 Motivation
Chapter 5 Class
Chapter 6 State
Chapter 7 Behavior
Chapter 8 Methods
Chapter 9 Collections
Chapter 10 Evolving Frameworks
Appendix A Performance Measurement

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About the author (2007)

Kent Beck, one of the software industry’s most creative and acclaimed leaders, consistently challenges software engineering dogma and promotes ideas like patterns, test-driven development, and Extreme Programming. Currently affiliated with Three Rivers Institute and Agitar Software, he is the author of many Addison-Wesley titles, including Test-Driven Development (2003) and, with Cynthia Andres, Extreme Programming Explained, Second Edition (2005).

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