Pete Goodliffe, author of Code Craft, presents several lessons that will help you go beyond just being a good coder. You ll learn how to become a better worker, a better team member, and even a better person. This is a book for people who care about code, who are passionate about the way they create it, and who want to do an even better job.
The topics covered in this book cover the whole gamut of the software developer s life: Code-level concerns that affect how you write individual lines of code, as well as how you design your software modules Practical techniques that will help you to work better Effective advice for being a better part of a team, and communicating with colleagues Illustrations of the correct attitudes and approaches to adopt that will help you become both more effective and well-rounded
If you’re passionate about programming and want to get better at it, you’ve come to the right source. Code Craft author Pete Goodliffe presents a collection of useful techniques and approaches to the art and craft of programming that will help boost your career and your well-being.
Goodliffe presents sound advice that he’s learned in 15 years of professional programming. The book’s standalone chapters span the range of a software developer’s life—dealing with code, learning the trade, and improving performance—with no language or industry bias. Whether you’re a seasoned developer, a neophyte professional, or a hobbyist, you’ll find valuable tips in five independent categories:
* Code-level techniques for crafting lines of code, testing, debugging, and coping with complexity
* Practices, approaches, and attitudes: keep it simple, collaborate well, reuse, and create malleable code
* Tactics for learning effectively, behaving ethically, finding challenges, and avoiding stagnation
* Practical ways to complete things: use the right tools, know what “done” looks like, and seek help from colleagues
* Habits for working well with others, and pursuing development as a social activity