Solid Code

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Get best-in-class engineering practices to help you write more-robust, bug-free code. Two Microsoft .NET development experts share real-world examples and proven methods for optimizing the software development life cycle—from avoiding costly programming pitfalls to making your development team more efficient. Managed code developers at all levels will find design, prototyping, implementation, debugging, and testing tips to boost the quality of their code—today.

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Overview

Get best-in-class engineering practices to help you write more-robust, bug-free code. Two Microsoft .NET development experts share real-world examples and proven methods for optimizing the software development life cycle—from avoiding costly programming pitfalls to making your development team more efficient. Managed code developers at all levels will find design, prototyping, implementation, debugging, and testing tips to boost the quality of their code—today.

Optimize each stage of the development process—from design to testing—and produce higher-quality applications.

  • Use metaprogramming to reduce code complexity, while increasing flexibility and maintainability
  • Treat performance as a feature—and manage it throughout the development life cycle
  • Apply best practices for application scalability
  • Employ preventative security measures to ward off malicious attacks
  • Practice defensive programming to catch bugs before run time
  • Incorporate automated builds, code analysis, and testing into the daily engineering process
  • Implement better source-control management and check-in procedures
  • Establish a quality-driven, milestone-based project rhythm—and improve your results!
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780735625921
  • Publisher: Microsoft Press
  • Publication date: 2/18/2009
  • Pages: 352
  • Product dimensions: 7.20 (w) x 8.70 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Donis Marshall has over 20 years of experience in designing and building enterprise software utilizing Microsoft technologies for leading companies across industry segments. He is an endorsed trainer for Microsoft Global Learning Services, and has been training Microsoft developers and engineers for many years. Donis is the author of the Programming Microsoft Visual C# 2005, Programming Microsoft Visual C# 2008, and Solid Code, published by Microsoft Press.

John Bruno is a Microsoft senior program manager with 10 years of industry experience. He specializes in designing and building scalable Web-based applications and services with Microsoft .NET and has played key roles in launching Windows Live™ and the service architecture and developer platform of Windows Live Spaces, which is delivered to more than 100 million users worldwide.

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Table of Contents

Recommendations for Solid Code;
Foreword;
Acknowledgements;
Introduction;
Who Is This Book For?;
Organization of This Book;
System Requirements;
Chapter 1: Code Quality in an Agile World;
Traditional Methods of Software Development;
Agile Methods of Software Development;
Moving Quality Upstream;
Inside Microsoft: Windows Live Hotmail Engineering;
Tactics for Writing Solid Code;
Summary;
Key Points;
Chapter 2: Class Design and Prototyping;
Collaboration in Visual Studio;
Think First, Code Later;
Software Modeling;
Summary;
Key Points;
Chapter 3: Metaprogramming;
What Is Metadata?;
Metadata in Managed Applications;
Metadata in Your Applications;
Inside Microsoft: Configuration Management in Windows Live Spaces;
Summary;
Key Points;
Chapter 4: Performance Is a Feature;
Common Performance Challenges;
Analyzing Application Performance;
Tactics for Improving Web Application Performance;
Incorporating Performance Best Practices;
Inside Microsoft: Tackling Live Search Performance;
Summary;
Key Points;
Chapter 5: Designing for Scale;
Understanding Application Scalability;
Tactics for Scaling Web Applications;
Inside Microsoft: Managing the Windows Live Messenger Service Infrastructure;
Summary;
Key Points;
Chapter 6: Security Design and Implementation;
Common Application Security Threats;
Principles for Designing Secure Applications;
SD3+C Strategy and Practices for Secure Applications;
Understanding .NET Framework Security Principles;
Additional Security Best Practices;
Summary;
Key Points;
Chapter 7: Managed Memory Model;
Managed Heap;
Garbage Collection;
Finalization;
Pinning;
Tips for the Managed Heap;
CLR Profiler;
Summary;
Key Points;
Chapter 8: Defensive Programming;
Defensive Programming and C#;
Warnings;
Code Review;
Software Testing;
Defensive Programming with Classes;
Defensive Programming Without Examples;
Design Patterns;
Summary;
Key Points;
Chapter 9: Debugging;
Overflow Bug;
Pentium FDIV Bug;
Symbols;
Preemptive Debugging;
Proactive Debugging;
Debugging;
Debugging Tools;
Tracing;
Production Debugging;
Summary;
Key Points;
Chapter 10: Code Analysis;
Invest in the Test Process;
Incorporate Automated Code Analysis;
Use Metrics to Understand Quality;
Inside Microsoft: Managing Quality for the Microsoft.com Web Analytics Platform;
Summary;
Key Points;
Chapter 11: Improving Engineering Processes;
Tactics for Engineering Process Improvement;
Summary;
Key Points;
Chapter 12: Attitude Is Everything;
Passion;
Linear versus Iterative;
Sales Are Good;
Flexibility;
Solve Real Problems;
You Are Responsible;
Port Code as New Code;
Refactoring;
Priorities;
Be Realistic;
Paradigm Shift;
Expand Your Perspective;
Appendix A: Agile Development Resources;
Appendix B: Web Performance Resources;
Appendix : About the Authors;
Donis Marshall;
John Bruno;

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