Category Books

ANTIPATTERN – Cut and Paste Programming

I love reading computer manuals, be they about software architecture, algorithmic, programming, security, cloud storage and operations, big data, machine learning or others. The following text is taken from the book “AntiPatterns: Refactoring Software, Architectures, and Projects in Crisis“ ——————————————————————————– Also Known As: Clipboard Coding, Software Cloning, Software Propagation Root Causes: Sloth BACKGROUND Cut-and-Paste Programming is a […]

AntiPattern – Spaghetti Code

I love reading computer manuals, be they about software architecture, algorithmic, programming, security, cloud storage and operations, big data, machine learning or others. The following text is taken from the book “AntiPatterns: Refactoring Software, Architectures, and Projects in Crisis“ ——————————————————————————– Root Causes: Ignorance, Sloth BACKGROUND The Spaghetti Code AntiPattern is the classic and most famous AntiPattern; it […]

Which Classes Contain the Most Errors?

I love reading the book Code Complete, by Steve McConnell. The following comes from it, in its Chapter 22: Developer Testing. ………. It’s natural to assume that defects are distributed evenly throughout your source code. If you have an average of 10 defects per 1000 lines of code, you might assume that you’ll have one defect […]

Recommended Approach to Developer Testing

I love reading the book Code Complete, by Steve McConnell. The following comes from it. ………. A systematic approach to developer testing maximizes your ability to detect errors of all kinds with a minimum of effort. Be sure to cover this ground: Test for each relevant requirement to make sure that the requirements have been implemented. […]

Defensive Programming in Production Code

I love reading the book Code Complete, by Steve McConnell. The following comes from it. … One of the paradoxes of defensive programming is that during development, you’d like an error to be noticeable-you’d rather have it to be obnoxious than risk overlooking it. But during production, you’d rather have the error to be as […]

Inherit – When Inheritance Simplifies the Design.

I love reading the book Code Complete, by Steve McConnell. The following comes from it. … In designing a software system, you’ll often find objects that are much like other objects, except for a few differences. In a accounting system, for instance, you mights find both full-time and part-time employees. Most of the data associated […]

Principles in Refactoring

I always enjoy reading or listening to Martin Fowler. The following comes from his book, Refactoring. _________________ The word Refactoring has two definitions depending on context. The first definition is the noun form. Refactoring (noun): a change made to the internal structure of software to make it easier to understand and cheapter to modify without […]