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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

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For this second edition of a practical guide to programming, McConnell, a software engineer, describes new practices and offers hundreds of new code samples illustrating software construction. Capturing the body of knowledge available from research, academia, and everyday commercial practice, he synthesizes techniques and principles for programmers of every experience level, development environment, or project size. Material is in sections on laying the foundation, creating high-quality code, variables, statements, code improvements, system considerations, and software craftsmanship. Numerous tips, key points, and checklists are included.
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This practical handbook of software construction is fully updated and revised with leading-edge practices and hundreds of new code samples, illustrating the art and science of constructing software.

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Second edition.

Synopsis:

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.

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.

Table of Contents

PrefaceAcknowledgmentsAbout the AuthorPart I: Laying the Foundation
  • Chapter 1: Welcome to Software Construction
  • Chapter 2: Metaphors for a Richer Understanding of Software Development
  • Chapter 3: Measure Twice, Cut Once: Upstream Prerequisites
  • Chapter 4: Key Construction Decisions
Part II: Creating High-Quality Code
  • Chapter 5: Design in Construction
  • Chapter 6: Working Classes
  • Chapter 7: High-Quality Routines
  • Chapter 8: Defensive Programming
  • Chapter 9: The Pseudocode Programming Process
Part III: Variables
  • Chapter 10: General Issues in Using Variables
  • Chapter 11: The Power of Variable Names
  • Chapter 12: Fundamental Data Types
  • Chapter 13: Unusual Data Types
Part IV: Statements
  • Chapter 14: Organizing Straight-Line Code
  • Chapter 15: Using Conditionals
  • Chapter 16: Controlling Loops
  • Chapter 17: Unusual Control Structures
  • Chapter 18: Table-Driven Methods
  • Chapter 19: General Control Issues
Part V: Code Improvements
  • Chapter 20: The Software-Quality Landscape
  • Chapter 21: Collaborative Construction
  • Chapter 22: Developer Testing
  • Chapter 23: Debugging
  • Chapter 24: Refactoring
  • Chapter 25: Code-Tuning Strategies
  • Chapter 26: Code-Tuning Techniques
Part VI: System Considerations
  • Chapter 27: How Program Size Affects Construction
  • Chapter 28: Managing Construction
  • Chapter 29: Integration
  • Chapter 30: Programming Tools
Part VII: Software Craftsmanship
  • Chapter 31: Layout and Style
  • Chapter 32: Self-Documenting Code
  • Chapter 33: Personal Character
  • Chapter 34: Themes in Software Craftsmanship
  • Chapter 35: Where to Find More Information
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780735619678
Manufactured:
Microsoft
Publisher:
Microsoft Press
Author:
McConnell, Steve
Subject:
Reference - General
Subject:
Reference
Subject:
Computers Reference-Beginning and Reference
Subject:
Programming Languages - General
Copyright:
Edition Number:
2
Edition Description:
2nd ed.
Series:
Developer Best Practices
Publication Date:
20040631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
960
Dimensions:
9 x 7.4 x 2.1 in 1529 gr

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