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I recommend reading it with a body of code in mind, so you can think about live examples of all the issues that the authors raise.
It is straight to the point, has a lot of funny and relevant cartoons, and packs great pieces of advice on how to write readable code.
Maybe you want to read Code Complete ( I also like it ), but you can read this book in a short period of time and learn also a lot.
The book has a good mix of examples and commentaries without waisting too much time with unnecessary theory.
Good handbook for those whose job is coding
It deserves five stars. Short and sweet. I know many of these issues you can read in books written before this one, but this makes a good summary. Read morePublished 5 months ago by J. I. Seco Sanz
The book covers a lot of examples that junior software engineer will encounter. The suggestions are very reasonable. Read morePublished 15 months ago by N. Shi
Yes, this book is about programming. From that point of view, it has tons of good tips to correct bad old habits. Read morePublished 17 months ago by pelesl
While this is basically yet-another-coding-style-guide, the tips are concise, painless, easy to implement, and definitely promote readability. Read morePublished 20 months ago by H. Hemken
My copy just arrived and I've gotten enough value from flipping through it in 30 minutes to justify the cost. Read morePublished on April 16, 2012 by Id
In short: this book deserves a space on bookshelf and not only for yourself, but to serve as reference when reviewing other's code. Read morePublished on March 18, 2012 by Rodrigo De Castro
This is a book for anyone concerned about good programming practices and/or coding standards, though it does not require "deep" development involvement to understand what the... Read morePublished on January 13, 2012 by Scott Duncan
Programmers Dustin Boswell and Trevor Foucher present The Art of Readable Code: Simple and Practical Techniques for Writing Better Code with the underlying premise that, "code... Read morePublished on December 30, 2011 by Systems Dude