Clean Code: A Handbook Of Agile Software Craftsman presents the authors’ best practices for cleaning code.
Summary Of The Book
In Clean Code: A Handbook Of Agile Software Craftsman, the authors stress the fact that a bad code may have some chances at working. However, a code that is not clean does not work and can contribute hugely to the failure of an organization. The authors go further to say that the book can make one a good programmer but at the same time caution, that it is possible only if the user works on it.
The book develops within its readers the habits of a skilled software craftsman. It has several codes and it challenges the readers to think about what could be wrong with each code. Not just this, it also challenges the readers to introspect their professional values and their commitment, when it comes to their craft.
It is laced with case studies and every case study serves as an effective example for code cleaning, depicting how a wrong, inefficient code can be turned into a clean and sound one. The book is divided into three sections. The first describes the basics on code cleaning, its principles and practices. The second contains well-illustrated case studies related to code cleaning, while the third contains properly formed conclusions and deductions based on these conclusions.
The chapters in the book include Clean Code, Functions, Meaningful Names, Formatting, Comments, Objects and Data Structures, Unit Tests, Boundaries, Error Handling, Classes, Emergence, Concurrency, Systems, Junit Internals, Successive Refinement, Smells and Heuristics, and Refactoring Serial Date.
Clean Code: A Handbook Of Agile Software Craftsman therefore, creates a knowledge base that determines the way its readers read or think on a code. It was published in 2011 by Pearson Education.
About The Authors
Also known as ‘Uncle Bob’, Robert Cecil Martin is an American author and software consultant. He has spent several decades in the field of software engineering and consultancy.
Other books by the author include Agile Software Development: Principles, Patterns And Practices, Designing Object-Oriented C++ Applications Using The Booch Method, and The Clean Coder: A Code Of Conduct For Professional Programmers.
An active member of the software craftsmanship movement, he founded a group for agile software development in 2001. He is also the founder of a software consulting firm called Object Mentor Inc. that trains its clients in the use of Java, C++, UML, Patterns and OOP, extreme programming and agile methodologies. He has been the editor in chief of C++ Report. He also developed a video on clean coding.
James O Coplien is a Denmark based lecturer and author who has written several books on software designing, programming and Agile Organization structures.
Other books by the author are Advanced C++ Programming Styles And Idioms, Pattern Languages Of Program Design, Software Patterns and Organizational Patterns Of Agile Software Development.
He is one of the earliest authors on Agile discipline. A visiting professor in the University Of Manchester, he has held several conferences on the Pattern Languages Of Programs. He has been the Program Chair Of Object Oriented Programming, Systems, Languages & Applications Conference.
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