25 Books to Read Before You Die
 
 

Recently Viewed clear list


The Powell's Playlist | August 6, 2014

Graham Joyce: IMG The Powell’s Playlist: Graham Joyce



The Ghost in the Electric Blue Suit is set on the English coast in the hot summer of 1976, so the music in this playlist is pretty much all from the... Continue »
  1. $17.47 Sale Hardcover add to wish list

spacer
Qualifying orders ship free.
$39.99
New Trade Paper
Ships in 1 to 3 days
Add to Wishlist
Qty Store Section
2 Local Warehouse Software Engineering- General
25 Remote Warehouse Software Engineering- Programming and Languages

The Productive Programmer

by

The Productive Programmer Cover

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

Anyone who develops software for a living needs a proven way to produce it better, faster, and cheaper. The Productive Programmer offers critical timesaving and productivity tools that you can adopt right away, no matter what platform you use. Master developer Neal Ford not only offers advice on the mechanics of productivity-how to work smarter, spurn interruptions, get the most out your computer, and avoid repetition-he also details valuable practices that will help you elude common traps, improve your code, and become more valuable to your team. You'll learn to:

  • Write the test before you write the code
  • Manage the lifecycle of your objects fastidiously
  • Build only what you need now, not what you might need later
  • Apply ancient philosophies to software development
  • Question authority, rather than blindly adhere to standards
  • Make hard things easier and impossible things possible through meta-programming
  • Be sure all code within a method is at the same level of abstraction
  • Pick the right editor and assemble the best tools for the job

This isn't theory, but the fruits of Ford's real-world experience as an Application Architect at the global IT consultancy ThoughtWorks. Whether you're a beginner or a pro with years of experience, you'll improve your work and your career with the simple and straightforward principles in The Productive Programmer.

Book News Annotation:

Ford, an application architect at an IT consultancy, has written this guide for software programmers on how to produce applications that are better, faster and cheaper, and therefore more competitive in the marketplace. Stressing the avoidance of repetition and testing failures, the author shows even the most experienced of programmers how to be more productive by prioritizing for efficiency and writing code that will match the testing protocols in advance. Emphasis is also placed upon meta-programming, and how it can help programmers to achieve goals that were previously thought to be impossible. Annotation ©2008 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

How to improve your life (and career) in software development by taking advantage of four key principles: acceleration, focus, automation, and DRYness. Learn from a highly experience master developer how to make your work time more effective. Discover how to avoid interruptions that break your focus; learn how discover the best tools for the job, and use them effectively; find out how to avoid repeating yourself as you're coding. Get the most you possibly can out of your tools, from your laptop or workstation to your development environment.

About the Author

Neal is an Application Architect at ThoughtWorks, a global IT consultancy with an exclusive focus on end-to-end software development and delivery. Before joining ThoughtWorks, Neal was the Chief Technology Officer at The DSW Group, Ltd., a nationally recognized training and development firm. Neal has a degree in Computer Science from Georgia State University specializing in languages and compilers and a minor in mathematics specializing in statistical analysis. He is also the designer and developer of applications, instructional materials, magazine articles, video presentations, and author of the books Developing with Delphi: Object-Oriented Techniques (Prentice-Hall, 1996), JBuilder 3 Unleashed (Sams, 1999) (as the lead author), Art of Java Web Development (Manning, 2003), and No Fluff, Just Stuff Anthology: The 2006 Edition (editor and contributor). His language proficiencies include Java, C#/.NET, Ruby, Object Pascal, C++, and C. His primary consulting focus is the design and construction of large-scale enterprise applications. Neal has taught on-site classes nationally and internationally to all phases of the military and to many Fortune 500 companies. He is also an internationally acclaimed speaker, having spoken at numerous developer conferences worldwide.If you have an insatiable curiosity about Neal, visit his web site at http://www.nealford.com. He welcomes feedback and can be reached at nford@thoughtworks.com.

Table of Contents

Foreword Preface Chapter 1: Introduction Mechanics Chapter 2: Acceleration Chapter 3: Focus Chapter 4: Automation Chapter 5: Canonicality Practice Chapter 6: Test-Driven Design Chapter 7: Static Analysis Chapter 8: Good Citizenship Chapter 9: YAGNI Chapter 10: Ancient Philosophers Chapter 11: Question Authority Chapter 12: Meta-Programming Chapter 13: Composed Method and SLAP Chapter 14: Polyglot Programming Chapter 15: Find the Perfect Tools Chapter 16: Conclusion: Carrying on the Conversation Building Blocks Colophon

Product Details

ISBN:
9780596519780
Author:
Ford, Neal
Publisher:
O'Reilly Media
Manufactured:
O'Reilly Media
Foreword by:
Bock, David
Foreword:
Bock, David
Subject:
Programming - General
Subject:
Software Engineering - Programming and Languages
Subject:
productivity;programming;time management
Subject:
CourseSmart Subject Description
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Print PDF
Series:
Theory in Practice (O'Reilly)
Publication Date:
20080731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
226
Dimensions:
9.19 x 7 x 0.7 in 1.12 lb

Other books you might like

  1. Agile Software Development with... Used Trade Paper $30.00

Related Subjects


Computers and Internet » Software Engineering » General
Computers and Internet » Software Engineering » Programming and Languages

The Productive Programmer New Trade Paper
0 stars - 0 reviews
$39.99 In Stock
Product details 226 pages O'Reilly Media - English 9780596519780 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by ,
How to improve your life (and career) in software development by taking advantage of four key principles: acceleration, focus, automation, and DRYness. Learn from a highly experience master developer how to make your work time more effective. Discover how to avoid interruptions that break your focus; learn how discover the best tools for the job, and use them effectively; find out how to avoid repeating yourself as you're coding. Get the most you possibly can out of your tools, from your laptop or workstation to your development environment.
spacer
spacer
  • back to top
Follow us on...




Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.