Code Complete, 2nd Edition

Widely considered one of the best practical guides to programming, Steve McConnell’s original CODE COMPLETE has been helping developers write better software for more than a decade. Now this classic book has been fully updated and revised with leading-edge practices—and hundreds of new code samples—illustrating the art and science of software construction. Capturing the body of knowledge available from research, academia, and everyday commercial practice, McConnell synthesizes the most effective techniques and must-know principles into clear, pragmatic guidance. No matter what your experience level, development environment, or project size, this book will inform and stimulate your thinking—and help you build the highest quality code.

Discover the timeless techniques and strategies that help you:

  • Design for minimum complexity and maximum creativity
  • Reap the benefits of collaborative development
  • Apply defensive programming techniques to reduce and flush out errors
  • Exploit opportunities to refactor—or evolve—code, and do it safely
  • Use construction practices that are right-weight for your project
  • Debug problems quickly and effectively
  • Resolve critical construction issues early and correctly
  • Build quality into the beginning, middle, and end of your project

Table of Contents
Part I: Laying the Foundation
Chapter 1. Welcome to Software Construction
Chapter 2. Metaphors for a Richer Understanding of Software Development
Chapter 3. Measure Twice, Cut Once: Upstream Prerequisites
Chapter 4. Key Construction Decisions

Part II: Creating High-Quality Code
Chapter 5. Design in Construction
Chapter 6. Working Classes
Chapter 7. High-Quality Routines
Chapter 8. Defensive Programming
Chapter 9. The Pseudocode Programming Process

Part III: Variables
Chapter 10. General Issues in Using Variables
Chapter 11. The Power of Variable Names
Chapter 12. Fundamental Data Types
Chapter 13. Unusual Data Types

Part IV: Statements
Chapter 14. Organizing Straight-Line Code
Chapter 15. Using Conditionals
Chapter 16. Controlling Loops
Chapter 17. Unusual Control Structures
Chapter 18. Table-Driven Methods
Chapter 19. General Control Issues

Part V: Code Improvements
Chapter 20. The Software-Quality Landscape
Chapter 21. Collaborative Construction
Chapter 22. Developer Testing
Chapter 23. Debugging
Chapter 24. Refactoring
Chapter 25. Code-Tuning Strategies
Chapter 26. Code-Tuning Techniques

Part VI: System Considerations
Chapter 27. How Program Size Affects Construction
Chapter 28. Managing Construction
Chapter 29. Integration
Chapter 30. Programming Tools

Part VII: Software Craftsmanship
Chapter 31. Layout and Style
Chapter 32. Self-Documenting Code
Chapter 33. Personal Character
Chapter 34. Themes in Software Craftsmanship
Chapter 35. Where to Find More Information

Book Details

  • Paperback: 960 pages
  • Publisher: Microsoft Press; 2nd Edition (June 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0735619670
  • ISBN-13: 978-0735619678
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