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Code Complete 2ND Editionby Steve Mcconnell
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Widely considered one of the best practical guides to programming, Steve McConnells 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:
Book News Annotation:
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.
Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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.
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.
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PrefaceAcknowledgmentsAbout the AuthorPart I: Laying the Foundation
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