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Code Complete

by Steve Mcconnell

June 9, 2004 | Trade Paperback

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Widely considered one of the best practical guides to programming, Steve McConnell's original CODE COMPLETE has been helping developers write better software for more than a decade. Now this classic book has been fully updated and revised with leading-edge practices-and hundreds of new code samples-illustrating the art and science of software construction. Capturing the body of knowledge available from research, academia, and everyday commercial practice, McConnell synthesizes the most effective techniques and must-know principles into clear, pragmatic guidance. 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.
Discover the timeless techniques and strategies that help you:

  • Design for minimum complexity and maximum creativity
  • Reap the benefits of collaborative development
  • Apply defensive programming techniques to reduce and flush out errors
  • Exploit opportunities to refactor-or evolve-code, and do it safely
  • Use construction practices that are right-weight for your project
  • Debug problems quickly and effectively
  • Resolve critical construction issues early and correctly
  • Build quality into the beginning, middle, and end of your project

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 960 Pages, 7.09 × 8.66 × 1.57 in

Published: June 9, 2004

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0735619670

ISBN - 13: 9780735619678

Found in: Computers
Appropriate for ages: 13

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Code Complete

Code Complete

by Steve Mcconnell

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 960 Pages, 7.09 × 8.66 × 1.57 in

Published: June 9, 2004

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0735619670

ISBN - 13: 9780735619678

About the Book

This practical handbook fully updates the classic guide to improving software development practices--winner of the 1994 Software Development Jolt Excellence Award. McConnell delivers a strategic, wide-angle perspective on software development for beginners and experienced programmers alike.

Table of Contents

Preface; Who Should Read This Book?; Where Else Can You Find This Information?; Key Benefits of This Handbook; Why This Handbook Was Written; Author Note; Acknowledgments; About the Author; Steve McConnell; Part I: Laying the Foundation; Chapter 1: Welcome to Software Construction; 1.1 What Is Software Construction?; 1.2 Why Is Software Construction Important?; 1.3 How to Read This Book; 1.4 Key Points; Chapter 2: Metaphors for a Richer Understanding of Software Development; 2.1 The Importance of Metaphors; 2.2 How to Use Software Metaphors; 2.3 Common Software Metaphors; 2.4 Key Points; Chapter 3: Measure Twice, Cut Once: Upstream Prerequisites; 3.1 Importance of Prerequisites; 3.2 Determine the Kind of Software You''re Working On; 3.3 Problem-Definition Prerequisite; 3.4 Requirements Prerequisite; 3.5 Architecture Prerequisite; 3.6 Amount of Time to Spend on Upstream Prerequisites; 3.7 Additional Resources; 3.8 Key Points; Chapter 4: Key Construction Decisions; 4.1 Choice of Programming Language; 4.2 Programming Conventions; 4.3 Your Location on the Technology Wave; 4.4 Selection of Major Construction Practices; 4.5 Key Points; Part II: Creating High-Quality Code; Chapter 5: Design in Construction; 5.1 Design Challenges; 5.2 Key Design Concepts; 5.3 Design Building Blocks: Heuristics; 5.4 Design Practices; 5.5 Comments on Popular Methodologies; 5.6 Additional Resources; 5.7 Key Points; Chapter 6: Working Classes; 6.1 Class Foundations: Abstract Data Types (ADTs); 6.
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From the Publisher

Widely considered one of the best practical guides to programming, Steve McConnell's original CODE COMPLETE has been helping developers write better software for more than a decade. Now this classic book has been fully updated and revised with leading-edge practices-and hundreds of new code samples-illustrating the art and science of software construction. Capturing the body of knowledge available from research, academia, and everyday commercial practice, McConnell synthesizes the most effective techniques and must-know principles into clear, pragmatic guidance. 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.
Discover the timeless techniques and strategies that help you:

  • Design for minimum complexity and maximum creativity
  • Reap the benefits of collaborative development
  • Apply defensive programming techniques to reduce and flush out errors
  • Exploit opportunities to refactor-or evolve-code, and do it safely
  • Use construction practices that are right-weight for your project
  • Debug problems quickly and effectively
  • Resolve critical construction issues early and correctly
  • Build quality into the beginning, middle, and end of your project

About the Author

Steve McConnell is recognized as one of the premier authors and voices in the development community. He is Chief Software Engineer of Construx Software and was the lead developer of Construx Estimate and of SPC Estimate Professional, winner of Software Development magazine''s Productivity Award. He is the author of several books, including Code Complete and Rapid Development, both honored with Software Development magazine''s Jolt Award.

Appropriate for ages: 13

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