Tag Archives: Books

Keep Coupling Loose

I love reading the book Code Complete, by Steve McConnell. The following comes from it. … Coupling describes how tightly a class or routine is related to other classes or routines. The goal is to create classes and routines with small, direct, visible, and flexible relations to other classes and routines, which is knowsn as […]

Write Programs for People First, Computers Second

I love reading the book Code Complete, by Steve McConnell. The following comes from it. … Communication with other people is the motivation behind the quest for the Holy Grail of self-documenting code. The computer doesn’t care whether your code is readable. It’s better at reading binary machine instructions than it is at reading high-level-language […]

Be a Lazy Programmer

I love reading the book Code Complete, by Steve McConnell. The following comes from it. … Laziness manifests itself in several ways: – deferring an unpleasant task – doing an unpleasant task quickly to get it out of the way – writing a tool to do the unpleasant task so that you never have to […]

Be a curious programmer

I love reading the book Code Complete, by Steve McConnell. The following comes from it, in its chapter where he discussed Curiosity. Once you admit that your brain is too small to understand most programs and you realize that effective programming is a search for ways to offset that fact, you begin a career-long search […]

Be an intelligent programmer

I love reading the book Code Complete, by Steve McConnell. The following comes from it, in its chapter where he discussed Intelligence and Humilty. Intelligence doesn’t seem like an aspect of personal character, and it isn’t. Coincidentally, great intelligence is only loosely connected to being a good programmer. What? you don’t have to be superintelligent? […]

List of freely available programming books

Written by: Patrick F. Goudjo-Ako Reading Time: 3 minutes I found this list of freely available books on Programming on stackverflow. It has been post by a user and people also respond in the comments and provide more links about other free books. Enjoy them and pick the one you need. stackverflow is a collaboratively […]