Paul Oman and Curtis Cook. The book is filled with nuggets of wisdom. You save time when you don't need to have an awards ceremony every time a C statement does what it's supposed to. No one can think of all of the levels of abstraction needed to fully understand a program at once; just admit it and try to make your code less complex. Kaner, Cem, Jack Falk, Hung Q. It goes into very tiny details of construction process such as steps in building new classes, pros and cons of using data and control structures, debugging, code tuning ideas, refactoring, and many more.
It's definitely geared towards the aforementioned audiences. Code Complete is a bible of best or at least very good practices which you only really appreciate after first having tried out a few of your own. Repetition is the way ideas are reinforced and remembered. The point emphasized throughout the discussion on personal character is that a good developer needs to be happy and willing to learn from other developers and be willing to admit when their are right and wrong if they want to earn the trust and respect of others. Many of the things I felt like I already knew, or already had opinions on.
Programming is intellectual work - you must remember it. Also, according to McConnell, construction is the most important part of programming as it takes up the most time, it must be done, and it has the biggest impact on the success of a project. The idea which I believe can replace the whole book is here: write the code for people to understand. Some of my favorite quotes, some from McConnell, some A must-read for any programmer. It would certainly set them off on the right foot. I'd probably recommend the book to university students or to self-taught developers just starting their careers, but others would likely be wasting their time. Those parts of the high level pseudocode that the developer decides to leave in provide automatic, high level commenting of code.
This section discusses how deep nesting of control structures tends to make code complex. Yes, it would be nice if the book was updated to include substantive material on languages like Ruby or Python cf. If you dig deeper, you can find one on the O'Reilly website, but that is woefully inadequate, e. But having said that, I did get to learn bits and pieces here and there of stuff I hadn't thought about, so it's good. In particular, I appreciated the performance chapters where he talks about how to improve performance loaded term. Look out for warning signs, such as classes with an abnormally high number of defects. Many pieces of information in the book invoked questions in my head that needed some consideration.
Given that context, I find it difficult to find fault with most of the book. This is because as the project increases, more and more overhead gets taken up by managing communication and more details tend to get lost in the cracks. When done well, this makes the code easier to read and easier to modify. Our main mission is to help out programmers and coders, students and learners in general, with relevant resources and materials in the field of computer programming. No matter what your experience level, development environment, or project size, this book will inform and stimulate your thinking—and help you build the highest quality code.
Or maybe dinosaurs that are out of touch and need to get back into the game. Further, a lot of people recommend this book to beginners which is not worthless but, I would dare to say, dangerous. McConnell covers a few other topics, related to design, teamwork, testing, and configuration management, but doesn't go into dept I probably got less out of the book, having worked as a developer for a couple of years out of school, than say, a college student or somebody fresh out. I remember specifically citing the book in something I wrote about programming techniques for a large, international corporation and I have cited and discussed the techniques often in interviews both as interviewer and interviewee. We spend much more time reading code than writing code.
However, McConnell stresses that all parts of the development process are important in creating a successful project and gives pointers throughout the text to resources that discuss other parts of the software development process in more depth. Higher level code should be supported by lower level code that hides implementation specific details from the higher level code. On these grounds, the book deserves 4 or 5 stars, so why do I rate it as I do? Standardizing on naming, style, layout, design concepts, standards themselves, etc. Because the book we are talking about is a great book on the subject of the programming. I kept underlining and scribbling notes. For me, much of this was tread ground but I think reading this book would be as good as a year or two of practical experience, at the least, for a beginning programmer.
Now I see that both of those things add a lot of complexity. I would have probably got the most from it around a year after I graduated. To sum it up, this book touches on everything you need to know during the construction phase and has a chapter devoted to each topic. This book was put together to be read either cover to cover or by finding only the topics that you need. Besides, Code Complete, McConnell is also the author of Software Estimation and Rapid Development.
Given that context, I find it difficult to find fault with most of the book. Therefore, I have to include a small disclaimer that I didn't read the whole book. В заключении хочу сказать, что эту книгу я буду стараться перечиывать как можно чаще, по мере получения опыта, так как с каждым чтением, эффект после прочтения все больше и больше. If I'd read it a decade or so ago it would have saved me a lot of unnecessarily painful learning experiences and teachable moments. Maybe the book's solution solved the problem differently compared to your solution, and while the final answer may be the same it is the approach which is interesting. It was useful when I did read it about five years later but there was some stuff there that I had learned the hard way and I really wished I had known about sooner.
These principles occur over and over again through the seven parts of this book. I think the book is best approached especially for more experienced devs with a 'back to basics' mindset or an 'I'm starting fresh here. The second half of the book is pretty much a catalog of refactoring techniques. Code Complete can also generate and re-generate code within existing projects by a click of a mouse. Summary: optional Count: 0 of 1,500 characters The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited.