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The Clean Coder: A Code of Conduct for Professional Programmers / Edition 1

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by Robert C. Martin
     
 

ISBN-10: 0137081073

ISBN-13: 9780137081073

Pub. Date: 05/27/2011

Publisher: Prentice Hall

Programmers who endure and succeed amidst swirling uncertainty and nonstop pressure share a common attribute: They care deeply about the practice of creating software. They treat it as a craft. They are professionals.

In The Clean Coder: A Code of Conduct for Professional Programmers, legendary software expert Robert C. Martin

Overview

Programmers who endure and succeed amidst swirling uncertainty and nonstop pressure share a common attribute: They care deeply about the practice of creating software. They treat it as a craft. They are professionals.

In The Clean Coder: A Code of Conduct for Professional Programmers, legendary software expert Robert C. Martin introduces the disciplines, techniques, tools, and practices of true software craftsmanship. This book is packed with practical advice–about everything from estimating and coding to refactoring and testing. It covers much more than technique: It is about attitude. Martin shows how to approach software development with honor, self-respect, and pride; work well and work clean; communicate and estimate faithfully; face difficult decisions with clarity and honesty; and understand that deep knowledge comes with a responsibility to act.

Readers will learn

  • What it means to behave as a true software craftsman
  • How to deal with conflict, tight schedules, and unreasonable managers
  • How to get into the flow of coding, and get past writer’s block
  • How to handle unrelenting pressure and avoid burnout
  • How to combine enduring attitudes with new development paradigms
  • How to manage your time, and avoid blind alleys, marshes, bogs, and swamps
  • How to foster environments where programmers and teams can thrive
  • When to say “No”–and how to say it
  • When to say “Yes”–and what yes really means

Great software is something to marvel at: powerful, elegant, functional, a pleasure to work with as both a developer and as a user. Great software isn’t written by machines. It is written by professionals with an unshakable commitment to craftsmanship. The Clean Coder will help you become one of them–and earn the pride and fulfillment that they alone possess.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780137081073
Publisher:
Prentice Hall
Publication date:
05/27/2011
Series:
Robert C. Martin Series
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
208,083
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword xiii

Preface xix

Acknowledgments xxiii

About the Author xxix

On the Cover xxxi

Pre-Requisite Introduction 1

Chapter 1: Professionalism 7

Be Careful What You Ask For 8

Taking Responsibility 8

First, Do No Harm 11

Work Ethic 16

Bibliography 22

Chapter 2: Saying No 23

Adversarial Roles 26

High Stakes 29

Being a “Team Player” 30

The Cost of Saying Yes 36

Code Impossible 41

Chapter 3: Saying Yes 45

A Language of Commitment 47

Learning How to Say “Yes” 52

Conclusion 56

Chapter 4: Coding 57

Preparedness 58

The Flow Zone 62

Writer’s Block 64

Debugging 66

Pacing Yourself 69

Being Late 71

Help 73

Bibliography 76

Chapter 5: Test Driven Development 77

The Jury Is In 79

The Three Laws of TDD 79

What TDD Is Not 83

Bibliography 84

Chapter 6: Practicing 85

Some Background on Practicing 86

The Coding Dojo 89

Broadening Your Experience 93

Conclusion 94

Bibliography 94

Chapter 7: Acceptance Testing 95

Communicating Requirements 95

Acceptance Tests 100

Conclusion 111

Chapter 8: Testing Strategies 113

QA Should Find Nothing 114

The Test Automation Pyramid 115

Conclusion 119

Bibliography 119

Chapter 9: Time Management 121

Meetings 122

Focus-Manna 127

Time Boxing and Tomatoes 130

Avoidance 131

Blind Alleys 131

Marshes, Bogs, Swamps, and Other Messes 132

Conclusion 133

Chapter 10: Estimation 135

What Is an Estimate? 138

PERT 141

Estimating Tasks 144

The Law of Large Numbers 147

Conclusion 147

Bibliography 148

Chapter 11: Pressure 149

Avoiding Pressure 151

Handling Pressure 153

Conclusion 155

Chapter 12: Collaboration 157

Programmers versus People 159

Cerebellums 164

Conclusion 166

Chapter 13: Teams and Projects 167

Does It Blend? 168

Conclusion 171

Bibliography 171

Chapter 14: Mentoring, Apprenticeship, and Craftsmanship 173

Degrees of Failure 174

Mentoring 174

Apprenticeship 180

Craftsmanship 184

Conclusion 185

Appendix A: Tooling 187

Tools 189

Source Code Control 189

IDE/Editor 194

Issue Tracking 196

Continuous Build 197

Unit Testing Tools 198

Component Testing Tools 199

Integration Testing Tools 200

UML/MDA 201

Conclusion 204

Index 205

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