Code Complete

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Microsoft Press, Nov 30, 2009 - Computers - 960 pages
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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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Incredible insights on how to be a good programmer. - Goodreads
There's plenty of good advice in this book. - Goodreads
darn good overview of the important basics - Goodreads
I will definitely go back to it as a reference. - Goodreads
densely packed with good programming advice to be sure - Goodreads
In this book i got about 20%-30% of new insights. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Alfredo Chavez - Goodreads

Some of McConnell points of view seem "completely wrong" when viewed from a post-agile era point of view. However, they reflect the sector where the majority of author's experience comes from: DoD ... Read full review

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User Review  - Kevin Garner - Goodreads

"Code Complete" is a treatise on best practices for programming, centering primarily around the task of software construction. It provides advice relevant to programmers right now, even though the ... Read full review

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About the author (2009)

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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