Programmers who endure and succeed amidst swirling uncertainty and nonstop pressure share a common attribute: They care deeply about the practice of creating software. They treat it as a craft. They are professionals.
In ‘The Clean Coder: A Code of Conduct for Professional Programmers’, legendary software expert Robert C. Martin introduces the disciplines, techniques, tools, and practices of true software craftsmanship. This book is packed with practical advice-about everything from estimating and coding to refactoring and testing. It covers much more than technique: It is about attitude. Martin shows how to approach software development with honor, self-respect, and pride; work well and work clean; communicate and estimate faithfully; face difficult decisions with clarity and honesty; and understand that deep knowledge comes with a responsibility to act.
Readers will learn
– What it means to behave as a true software craftsman
– How to deal with conflict, tight schedules, and unreasonable managers
– How to get into the flow of coding, and get past writer’s block
– How to handle unrelenting pressure and avoid burnout
– How to combine enduring attitudes with new development paradigms
– How to manage your time, and avoid blind alleys, marshes, bogs, and swamps
– How to foster environments where programmers and teams can thrive
– When to say “No”-and how to say it
– When to say “Yes”-and what yes really means
Great software is something to marvel at: powerful, elegant, functional, a pleasure to work with as both a developer and as a user. Great software isn’t written by machines. It is written by professionals with an unshakable commitment to craftsmanship. The Clean Coder will help you become one of them-and earn the pride and fulfillment that they alone possess.