97 Things Every Programmer Should Know: Collective Wisdom from the Experts

Tap into the knowledge of specialists to benefit what each programmer should still recognize, it doesn't matter what language you utilize. With the ninety seven brief and very necessary assistance for programmers during this e-book, you are going to extend your talents by way of adopting new ways to outdated difficulties, studying acceptable top practices, and honing your craft via sound advice.

With contributions from probably the most skilled and revered practitioners within the industry--including Michael Feathers, Pete Goodliffe, Diomidis Spinellis, Cay Horstmann, Verity Stob, and plenty of more--this booklet includes functional wisdom and rules that you should observe to every kind of projects.

A few of the ninety seven belongings you may still know:

  • "Code within the Language of the area" by means of Dan North
  • "Write exams for individuals" by means of Gerard Meszaros
  • "Convenience isn't really an -ility" through Gregor Hohpe
  • "Know Your IDE" via Heinz Kabutz
  • "A Message to the long run" by means of Linda Rising
  • "The Boy Scout Rule" through Robert C. Martin (Uncle Bob)
  • "Beware the percentage" by way of Udi Dahan

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22 Domain-Specific Languages.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . forty six research overseas Languages.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ninety eight desire Domain-Specific kinds to Primitive varieties. . . . . . . . . . . a hundred thirty xvi Contents Read the Humanities.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 142 pondering in States.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 168 Write Small features utilizing Examples.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 188 mistakes, blunders dealing with, and Exceptions Distinguish enterprise Exceptions from Technical. . . . . . . . . . . . . forty two Don’t forget about That Error!.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . fifty two Don’t Nail Your application into the Upright Position.. . . . . . . . . . . fifty six hinder Errors.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 132 Verbose Logging Will Disturb Your Sleep. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . one hundred eighty studying, talents, and services non-stop Learning.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 Do plenty of planned perform. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . forty four Don’t simply examine the Language, comprehend Its tradition. . . . . . . . fifty four satisfy Your goals with Open Source.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . sixty eight The Guru Myth.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . seventy two exertions doesn't repay. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . seventy four learn Code. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . one hundred forty learn the Humanities.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 142 Reinvent the Wheel usually. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . one hundred forty four Nocturnal or Magical Don’t depend on “Magic occurs Here”. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . fifty eight Don’t contact That Code!.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . sixty two The Guru Myth.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . seventy two know the way to exploit Command-Line instruments. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86 The Linker isn't really a paranormal software. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106 try if you Sleep (and over Weekends).. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 164 Verbose Logging Will Disturb Your Sleep. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . one hundred eighty Write Code as though You needed to help It for the remainder of Your Life.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 186 Contents xvii Performance, Optimization, and illustration follow sensible Programming Principles.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . four Floating-Point Numbers Aren’t Real.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . sixty six enhance Code by way of removal It.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . seventy eight Interprocess communique impacts software reaction Time. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . eighty two recognize Your Limits.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ninety two huge, Interconnected information Belongs to a Database.. . . . . . . . . . ninety six Message Passing ends up in higher Scalability in Parallel structures. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 114 the line to functionality Is affected by soiled Code Bombs. . . 148 Use the precise set of rules and information constitution. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 178 rainy Dilutes functionality Bottlenecks. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 182 Professionalism, frame of mind, and perspective non-stop Learning.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 Do plenty of planned perform. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . forty four exertions doesn't repay. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . seventy four The toughness of meantime Solutions.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108 the pro Programmer.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 134 placed the Mouse Down and Step clear of the Keyboard. . . . . . 138 checking out Is the Engineering Rigor of software program Development.. . . . 166 Write Code as though You needed to aid It for the remainder of Your Life.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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