AntiPatterns

By William J. Brown, Raphael C. Malveau, Hays W. "Skip" McCormick III , Thomas J. Mowbray

Book cover of AntiPatterns: Refactoring Software, Architectures, and Projects in Crisis

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"The AntiPatterns authors have clearly been there and done that when it comes to managing software development efforts. I resonated with one insight after another, having witnessed too many wayward projects myself. The experience in this book is palpable." -John Vlissides, IBM Research "This book allows managers, architects, and developers…

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1 author picked AntiPatterns as one of their favorite books. Why do they recommend it?

Most books about lessons learned and good practices tell you what you ought to be doing. AntiPatterns warns you about things you should not be doing. It points out a wide range of software project approaches that the authors believe are not advisable. The antipatterns have whimsical titles such as Poltergeists, Golden Hammer, Spaghetti Code, Stovepipe System, and Design by Committee. Each pattern describes the symptoms, causes, and consequences of that particular behavior, as well as offering a restructured approach that’s likely to yield better results. As with other lessons-learned books, this book lets you learn from the pain suffered…

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