Clean Code: A Handbook of Agile Software Craftsmanship 1st Edition

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A Handbook of Agile Software Craftsmanship Practical advice for the professional programmer A guide to software structure and design Agile Values and Principles for a New Generation How to write code you're proud of every single day
Best agile practices of cleaning code “on the fly” Software Craftsmanship Endure and succeed amidst swirling uncertainty and nonstop pressure Direct, no-nonsense answers to key architecture and design questions There are no shortcuts for Agile’s true benefits: You need to do Agile right. Deliver robust, effective code and to be proud of all the software you write
Title Clean Code Clean Coder Clean Architecture Clean Agile Clean Craftsmanship
Core Concept Presents a revolutionary paradigm that will instill within you the values of a software craftsman and make you a better programmer—but only if you work at it. 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. Uncle Bob presents the universal rules of software architecture that will help you dramatically improve developer productivity throughout the life of any software system. Uncle Bob describes what Agile is in no uncertain terms, stripping away misunderstandings and distractions that have made it harder to use than was originally intended, and how Agile can help you bring true professionalism to software development. Provides a pragmatic, technical, and prescriptive guide to the foundational disciplines of software craftsmanship and a discussion of the standard and ethics developers and programmers should be following.
Endoresement "It is the best pragmatic application of Lean principles to software I have ever seen in print." —James O. Coplien, Founder of the Pasteur Organizational Patterns project “Some technical books inspire and teach; some delight and amuse. Rarely does a technical book do all four of these things.”—George Bullock Senior Program Manager Microsoft Corp. "A good architecture comes from understanding it more as a journey than as a destination, more as an ongoing process of enquiry than as a frozen artifact." -- Kevlin Henney “What is in the world of Agile development is nothing compared to what could be. This book is Bob’s perspective on what to focus on to get to that ‘what could be.’ And he’s been there, so it’s worth listening.” –Kent Beck ". . . [A] timely and humble reminder of the ever-increasing complexity of our programmatic world and how we owe it to the legacy of humankind--and to ourselves--to practice ethical development.” -- Stacia Heimgartner Viscardi, CST & Agile Mentor

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From the Back Cover

Even bad code can function. But if code isn’t clean, it can bring a development organization to its knees. Every year, countless hours and significant resources are lost because of poorly written code. But it doesn’t have to be that way.

Noted software expert Robert C. Martin presents a revolutionary paradigm with Clean Code: A Handbook of Agile Software Craftsmanship. Martin has teamed up with his colleagues from Object Mentor to distill their best agile practice of cleaning code “on the fly” into a book that will instill within you the values of a software craftsman and make you a better programmer―but only if you work at it.

What kind of work will you be doing? You’ll be reading code―lots of code. And you will be challenged to think about what’s right about that code, and what’s wrong with it. More importantly, you will be challenged to reassess your professional values and your commitment to your craft.

Clean Code is divided into three parts. The first describes the principles, patterns, and practices of writing clean code. The second part consists of several case studies of increasing complexity. Each case study is an exercise in cleaning up code―of transforming a code base that has some problems into one that is sound and efficient. The third part is the payoff: a single chapter containing a list of heuristics and “smells” gathered while creating the case studies. The result is a knowledge base that describes the way we think when we write, read, and clean code.

Readers will come away from this book understanding
  • How to tell the difference between good and bad code
  • How to write good code and how to transform bad code into good code
  • How to create good names, good functions, good objects, and good classes
  • How to format code for maximum readability
  • How to implement complete error handling without obscuring code logic
  • How to unit test and practice test-driven development
This book is a must for any developer, software engineer, project manager, team lead, or systems analyst with an interest in producing better code.

About the Author

Robert C. “Uncle Bob” Martin has been a software professional since 1970 and an international software consultant since 1990. He is founder and president of Object Mentor, Inc., a team of experienced consultants who mentor their clients worldwide in the fields of C++, Java, C#, Ruby, OO, Design Patterns, UML, Agile Methodologies, and eXtreme programming.

Product details

  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ 0132350882
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Pearson; 1st edition (August 1, 2008)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 464 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 9780132350884
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0132350884
  • Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 1.54 pounds
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 7.05 x 1 x 9.25 inches
  • Customer Reviews:
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Robert Cecil Martin (colloquially known as Uncle Bob) is an American software engineer and author. He is a co-author of the Agile Manifesto.

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4.0 out of 5 stars Good, but tightly coupled to Java and starting to age poorly
By Jim on November 3, 2018
3.5 stars. I'm rounding up.

Much of the information in this books is eye opening, particularly the chapters on functions, classes, and code smells. However, a serious problem is that this book is very, very Java-centric, and it is clearly a product of its 2009 copyright date. Many of the chapters have been made moot (PEP8 and Prettier making the formatting chapter largely obsolete, for example), and a few aren't totally applicable to any other language.

Note about buying a new, physical version from Amazon: don't. The book will be damaged in shipping as it just comes in a padded envelope and will be dog-eared like a used book before you receive it. See my picture.
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1.0 out of 5 stars It's fake.
By Juan M. Paulino on June 6, 2018
This books is a fake. Don't buy it. Look at the images I posted.
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Little Bobby Tables
2.0 out of 5 stars I mean he calls himself Uncle Bob...
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on August 9, 2019
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1.0 out of 5 stars Gedrucktes PDF!!!
Reviewed in Germany on November 7, 2017
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1.0 out of 5 stars Gedrucktes PDF!!!
Reviewed in Germany on November 7, 2017
Das Buch sollte jeder Entwickler kennen. Pflichtlektüre! Aber, bitte nicht hier bestellen! Was man bekommt ist ein gedrucktes PDF, welches dummerweise in der falschen Papiergröße bedruckt ist. Man hat also an den Rändern riesige weiße Flächen. Das Buch ist daher unnötigerweise ca 25% größer als das Original. Zudem ist die verwendete Tinte sehr hell. Die Codebeispiele sind kaum zu lesen. Das Cover ist im Vergleich zum Original verwaschen. Das Buch geht sofort zurück und wird im Laden (zur Ansicht) bestellt. Jetzt weiß ich warum die Lieferzeit auch 3 Wochen betrug. Das Buch wird offensichtlich auf Anfrage gedruckt.

Bei den beigefügten Bildern sieht man das Original (von der Firma) und das hier bestellte Buch (PDF Druck)
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Thomas
1.0 out of 5 stars Leider eine billige Kopie, bitte nicht bestellen.
Reviewed in Germany on April 21, 2018
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1.0 out of 5 stars Leider eine billige Kopie, bitte nicht bestellen.
Reviewed in Germany on April 21, 2018
Meine Renzension bezieht sich ausschließlich auf das erhaltene Exemplar. Ich habe direkt bei Amazon bestellt (Verkauf & Versand durch Amazon), kein Marketplace.

Wie bereits von anderen Personen festgestellt, habe auch ich leider eine billige Kopie des Originals erhalten - vermutlich ein Druck der PDF-Version. Der Druck ist schlecht, das Format ist unnötigerweise sehr viel größer, das Cover ist verschwommen/verpixelt, kein bzw. weißer Buchrücken und -rückseite.

Hierfür über 29€ zu verlangen grenzt an Betrug. Ich habe das Exemplar unmittelbar zurückgeschickt. Schade.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Conteúdo Excelente!
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randomboy93
4.0 out of 5 stars This is a good book for beginner developers
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on February 8, 2018
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