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Posted February 9, 2012
Experts don¿t always agree
The essays are short (2 pages), easy and quick to read. If you’re new to programming, the essays might give some insight into the thoughts of some well-known and experienced programmers. Most experience programmers have heard or read these concepts before.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
The interesting thing is, you’ll find the experts proposing diametrically opposed concepts. Such as DRY (Don’t Repeat Yourself) and WET (Write Every Time). It could be argued that they are not entirely different sides of a concept, but DRY tries to create code that can be used over and over, while WET wants to write everything new and that’s pretty far apart.
I did find some, what I thought were gems, like Giovanni Asproni’s “Learn to Estimate” and classics like Robert C. Martin (Uncle Bob) “The Single Responsibility Principle”. Overall I thought it was a good read, but it won’t stay on my bookshelf, I’ll pass it on to others.
Posted May 31, 2011
Highly Recommend for any software developer out there.
This book covers good topics about things like knowing your IDE and how to make your code more effective and make your life as a developer efficient and effective as well. It's hard to describe, but reading only sections of 2 pages each for each of the 97 things, you don't get all the bloated data that is meaningless and boring. Instead because it is only 2 pages, you get very concise, straight to the point information that you can easily review at anytime for yourself and others that you might be helping or teaching how to manage their code and work life as a programmer. It is mostly geared to programmers, but some sections like "Learn Foreign Languages" and "Learn to Estimate" among others, can be beneficial to anyone in any field to read. Granted, you may have to adapt it some, but it is a pretty good book to read and get a professional's view on things you might not know about doing yet yourself.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted January 27, 2012
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