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 classic book has been fully updated and revised with leading-edge practices-and hundreds of new code samples-illustrating the art and science of…
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1 author picked Code Complete as one of their favorite books. Why do they recommend it?
Software engineering involves several phases such as requirements gathering, design, programming, testing, and deployment.
This book explains techniques that allow you to build quality and robustness into every phase of the process. It discusses design, classes, defensive programming, collaboration, refactoring, and more.
The book uses many examples in an assortment of languages but the concepts apply to any programming language. In fact, the main themes like building error detection into every step of the process generalize to even non-programming parts of the development process.
If you’re an experienced developer, you may have discovered some of this book’s ideas elsewhere or…
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