The Elements of Java(TM) Style by Allan VermeulenThe Elements of Java(TM) Style by Allan Vermeulen

The Elements of Java(TM) Style

byAllan Vermeulen, Scott W. Ambler, Greg Bumgardner

Paperback | August 15, 1999

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The Elements of Java Style, written by renowned author Scott Ambler, Alan Vermeulen, and a team of programmers from Rogue Wave Software, is directed at anyone who writes Java code. Many books explain the syntax and basic use of Java; however, this essential guide explains not only what you can do with the syntax, but what you ought to do. Just as Strunk and White's The Elements of Style provides rules of usage for the English language, this text furnishes a set of rules for Java practitioners. While illustrating these rules with parallel examples of correct and incorrect usage, the authors offer a collection of standards, conventions, and guidelines for writing solid Java code that will be easy to understand, maintain, and enhance. Java developers and programmers who read this book will write better Java code, and become more productive as well. Indeed, anyone who writes Java code or plans to learn how to write Java code should have this book next to his/her computer.
Title:The Elements of Java(TM) StyleFormat:PaperbackDimensions:146 pages, 9.21 × 6.97 × 0.31 inPublished:August 15, 1999Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0521777682

ISBN - 13:9780521777681

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Not bad at all This is an essential book for all those taking undergraduate courses in Computer Science involving Java Programming. Instructors always stress the need for clear and concise programming style and usually deduct heavily when guidelines are not followed. This book gives clear advice on how to follow industry standards and is applicable for both students and professionals alike.
Date published: 2000-07-03

Table of Contents

Preface; Introduction; 1. General principles; 2. Formatting conventions; 3. Naming conventions; 4. Documentation conventions; 5. Programming conventions; 6. Packaging conventions; Summary; Glossary; Bibliography; Index.

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To program in Java and see the bigger picture that the language can create, you need style. This guide gives readers guidelines for writing solid Java code. Contributors explain not only what you can do with syntax, but also what you ought to do with it. The Elements of Java Style presents a collection of standards, conventions and instructions for writing Java code that is easy to understand and maintain. Get comfortable with the lessons of this guide, and your programming will be the hottest and most flawless thing on the Web.

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"By and large there is little to argue about. The Elements of Java Style is perfect in what it tries to achieve."
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