This is a book that one could get started on the idea of good code clean, readable, elegant, simple, easy to test, etc It has the usual stuff that you d expect good naming convention, testable code, single responsibility, short classes, short methods but I feel like it takes them on overdose, going to extremes IMHO such as setting short explicit lengths, forbidding certain constructs, and what seems like refactoring for the sake of it. I d actually recommend other books like the Pragmatic Programmer or Code Complete there s something about the way this book reads that irks me I think it suseful to highlight the attributes that clean code should have which this book does do , then it is to declare outright what is good and what is bad even in subjective areas like readability, comments, a There is a movement brewing in the world of professional software development This movement is concerned not merely with writing functional, correct code, but also on writing good code Taking pride in code This movement is the Software Craftsmanship movement, and one of the people near the head of this movement is Robert C Martin, also known as Uncle Bob. His book Clean Code is, in many ways, an introduction to the concept of Software Craftsmanship and a guide for developers interested in becoming craftsmen Clean Code is not about only writing correct code, it s about writing code that is designed well, code that reads well, and code that expresses the intent of the author. The book is essentially divided into two parts The first part contains 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 WithClean Code A Handbook Of Agile Software CraftsmanshipMartin Has Teamed Up With His Colleagues From Object Mentor To Distill Their Best Agile Practice Of Cleaning Code [Robert C. Martin] ☆ Clean Code: A Handbook of Agile Software Craftsmanship (Robert C. Martin Series) [young-readers PDF] Ebook Epub Download Ì 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 CraftClean Codeis 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 UnderstandingHow 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 If you are a programmer, you must read it full of good examples of how to write clean and readable code. ✓ Clean Code: A Handbook of Agile Software Craftsmanship (Robert C. Martin Series) ✓ Many good points in this book Unfortunately, almost all of them are overdone Yes, you should write short functions, if possible Yes, you should have functions that do one thing. But no, one thing does not mean you should tear an algorithm apart into twenty little funclets that make no sense on their own. Basically, like another reviewer wrote, the first part of the book raises many good points, and the second part of the book then merrily applies these points way beyond their usefulness read the book, but keep your brains turned on and be alert. I had a tough time deciding between 3 or 4 stars. The book should be called Clean Java Code Some of the concepts definitely translate to other languages, but it uses Java for all of the examples and some of the chapters are dedicated to Java specific issues I consider many of the the suggestions to simply be common sense, but I ve worked with enough of other people s code to realize they don t necessarily agree With all of that said, I d definitely recommend the book to Java developers at the beginner and intermediate levels. Smells and Heuristics .
I had a tough time deciding whether I really liked or It was amazing I liked the writing style of the book Its simple, clean, and well crafted. First few chapters of the book makes good practical advice from naming variables functions classes to writing functions to testing Most of the smells and heuristics I found in these chapters can be found in real world as well. Complexity kills It sucks the life out of developers, it makes products difficult to plan, build, and test Ray Ozzie, CTO, Microsoft CorporationIn the next few chapters of the book contains some very good points Some of them are quite new and very useful for me when applying design principles such as SRP, OCP, DRY, SOC to keeping the code base small, simple, and clean. Most freshman programmers like most grade schoolers don t follow this advice particularly well They believe that the primary goal is to get the program worki The first half of this book is well worth a read Then I was reminded of Martin Fowler s I think comment that the original Design Patterns Elements of Reusable Software book was a response to the limitations of C It dovetailed so well into Java because Java has a lot of the same annoying limitations, and in some ways is even harder. The latter section of the book contains some worked examples that I didn t always agree with because they seemed to be totally over done A lot of the refactorings came from limitations in the language and even then felt arbitrary and not that clean ,like differences of opinion. In light of this I think the book would have been better titled Clean Java, and then we d all know where we stand Have to say I was disappointed by the case studies I think if you re a jobbing Java programmer This book makes some very good points, sometimes taking them to extreme Never write functions longer than 15 lines Never write functions withthan three arguments Some of these points were quite new and useful for me YMMV It s too Java specific in a few places, and reading the last refactoring chapter on a kindle was quite a challenge, but otherwise it was well worth a read At least I got a clear picture of how I want to refactor a big piece of my current project after reading this
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Robert C. Martin
Robert Cecil Martin, commonly called Uncle Bob, is a software engineer, advocate of Agile development methods, and President of Object Mentor Inc Martin and his team of software consultants use Object Oriented Design, Patterns, UML, Agile Methodologies, and eXtreme Programming with worldwide clients.He was Editor in Chief of the C Report from 1996 to 1999 He is a featured speaker at internatio