- Paperback: 258 pages
- Publisher: O'Reilly Media; 1 edition (February 22, 2010)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0596809484
- ISBN-13: 978-0596809485
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.5 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 10.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 45 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #340,889 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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About the Author
Kevlin Henney is an independent consultant and trainer. His work focuses on patterns and architecture, programming techniques and languages, and development process and practice. He has been a columnist for various magazines and online publications, including The Register, Better Software, Java Report, CUJ, and C++ Report. Kevlin is co-author of two volumes in the Pattern-Oriented Software Architecture series: A Pattern Language for Distributed Computing and On Patterns and Pattern Languages. He also contributed to 97 Things Every Software Architect Should Know
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This book lists collected essays from experienced programmers. The essays are short and only two pages long. They are easy to read and follow, but they are sorted in alphabetical order by their titles. Hence, the back-to-back essays are not necessarily content related, and you can just read any one of them as you please. For those who prefer to read related things in certain order, there is a section in the beginning of the book that lists essays with associated page numbers in predefined categories like: Bug and Fixes; Build and Deployment; Code Guidelines and Code Layout; Error Handling; and etc. Overall, it has an easy layout.
There is now a Kindle Edition of this book that was not available when I purchased it a few months ago. If you own an Amazon Kindle, or an iPad or any other E-Book reader, you may find e-book to be a better choice. Since the essays are short, you can read small portions easier on the e-book when you are on your breaks or on the road.
If you are in your golden age of programming, you may not find this book very useful. However, if you are just started and hungry for more, you will find enough satisfying information that makes this book worth having. Either way, hope this mini review help you further in your decision.
While some of the things here were a bit obvious, reading this book was a great learning, and I would honestly suggest it for any developer, tester, or project manager. Even product developers and producers could benefit greatly from its reading.
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I agree with everything there
Many right thoughts/experience in single book