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Code complete / Steve McConnell.

By: McConnell, Steve [author.].
Material type: TextTextCopyright date: ©2004Publisher: Redmond, Washington : Microsoft Press, [2004]Edition: Second edition.Description: xxxvii, 914 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 0735619670; 9780735619678.Subject(s): Whitman College -- Authors, Alumni | Computer software -- Development -- Handbooks, manuals, etc | Computer software -- Development | Programmeren (computers) | Programmatuurtechniek | Desenvolvimento de software | Développement de logiciels | Programmation | Computer software -- Development -- Handbooks, manuals, etcGenre/Form: Handbooks and manuals. | Handbooks and manuals.Additional physical formats: Online version:: Code complete.
Contents:
Laying the foundation : Welcome to software construction -- Metaphors for a richer understanding of software development -- Measure twice, cut once: upstream prerequisites -- Key construction decisions -- Creating high-quality code : Design in construction -- Working classes -- High-quality routines -- Defensive programming -- The pseudocode programming process -- Variables : General issues in using variables -- The power of variable names -- Fundamental data types -- Unusual data types -- Statements : Organizing straight-line code -- Using conditionals -- Controlling loops -- Unusual control structures -- Table-driven methods -- General control issues -- Code improvements : The software-quality landscape -- Collaborative construction -- Developer testing -- Debugging -- Refactoring -- Code-tuning strategies -- Code-tuning techniques -- System considerations : How program size affects construction -- Managing construction -- Integration -- Programming tools -- Software craftsmanship : Layout and style -- Self-documenting code -- Personal character -- Themes in software craftsmanship -- Where to find more information.
Review: "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 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."--Jacket.
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Standard Kirkland Campus
General QA 76.76 .D47 M39 2004 Available 30579003801237
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 863-883) and index.

Part I. Laying the foundation : Welcome to software construction -- Metaphors for a richer understanding of software development -- Measure twice, cut once: upstream prerequisites -- Key construction decisions -- Part II. Creating high-quality code : Design in construction -- Working classes -- High-quality routines -- Defensive programming -- The pseudocode programming process -- Part III. Variables : General issues in using variables -- The power of variable names -- Fundamental data types -- Unusual data types -- Part IV. Statements : Organizing straight-line code -- Using conditionals -- Controlling loops -- Unusual control structures -- Table-driven methods -- General control issues -- Part V. Code improvements : The software-quality landscape -- Collaborative construction -- Developer testing -- Debugging -- Refactoring -- Code-tuning strategies -- Code-tuning techniques -- Part VI. System considerations : How program size affects construction -- Managing construction -- Integration -- Programming tools -- Part VII. Software craftsmanship : Layout and style -- Self-documenting code -- Personal character -- Themes in software craftsmanship -- Where to find more information.

"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 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."--Jacket.