Tap into the knowledge of specialists to profit what each programmer should still understand, it doesn't matter what language you utilize. With the ninety seven brief and intensely priceless suggestions for programmers during this ebook, you will extend your abilities via adopting new methods to outdated difficulties, studying acceptable most sensible practices, and honing your craft via sound advice.

With contributions from one of the most skilled and revered practitioners within the industry--including Michael Feathers, Pete Goodliffe, Diomidis Spinellis, Cay Horstmann, Verity Stob, and lots of more--this e-book comprises functional wisdom and ideas that you should observe to every kind of projects.

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

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

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