The Art of Readable Code (Dustin Boswell, et al.)

 
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The Art of Readable Code (Dustin Boswell, et al.)

We've all seen source code that is so unsightly and flawed that it causes our brains to hurt as programmers. And let's face it, we've all written code in a similar manner. This book will teach you how to create readable, understandable code. Your coworkers will adore you and you'll have more fun.

It concentrates on the technical aspects of programming and teaches you easy-to-use methods you can apply each time you sit down to develop code. The book is filled with advice, easy-to-understand code samples, beneficial pictures, and humorous cartoons.

  • Learn to pick variable names that are "dense with information"
  • Organize your loops and conditionals so they're easy to understand
  • Make your comments short and sweet
  • Recognize when your code is doing too many things at once
  • Write tests that are concise, but thorough
  • Master the art of breaking hard problems into many smaller ones

Ebook Details

About the Authors
  • Dustin Boswell joined Google after getting his master's degree, where he spends his working hours on web crawling and AdSense ads. In his spare time, he travels, engages in board and video game strategy, and is obsessed with writing legible code.
  • Trevor Foucher has given talks at conferences and training sessions across the nation while working at Google to show others how to use their tools to make websites more user- and Google-friendly. He reads science fiction, attends gaming conventions, and works as the COO of his wife's start-up fashion business in his free time.
Published
Published Date / Year
Third Edition edition (September 15, 2011), eBook Draft (2010)
Hardcover
204 pages
eBook Format
HTML and PDF
ISBN-10
0596802293
ISBN-13
978-0596802295

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