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The Art of Readable Code: Simple and Practical Techniques for Writing Better Code (Theory in Practice) Paperback – November 23, 2011
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Trevor Foucher has been shipping software projects for over 10 years, including Windows 2000 and OneCare at Microsoft, and Webmaster Tools at Google. He's been an individual contributor, manager, and tech lead. His goal is to make code more readable and reliable.
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As an engineer I find that many of the tips are applicable outside of programming, too. Following the type of organization and common sense set forth by the authors in, say, a 600-part parametric CAD model, will also do wonders to productivity.
I don't think this book will ring any bells for someone just starting out. If only we had the foresight, right? But anyone who is "self taught" should go through this; they'll surely find tips to avoid problems they've previously created for themselves.
Every scientist should read this book. They tend to write the worst imaginable code. They "just want it to work" and they test this and that and leave code with patches like "if(1 == 1)" and variable names like "flag". Then when things "get serious" you have to pay thousands to get someone to not only rewrite the code, but also re-interpret the functionality.
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I agree with almost all the suggestions, and had
implemented many of them myself years ago.Read more
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