97 Things Every Programmer Should Know - Extended
Last updated on 2014-09-23
About the Book
Welcome to the extended version of 97 Things Every Programmer Should Know - Collective Wisdom from the Experts.
97 Things Every Programmer Should Know (http://programmer.97things.oreilly.com) site contains amazing collection of essays about programming practices. Kevlin Henney has created a nice book "97 Things Every Programmer Should Know" of the selected 97 essays.
This books is a collection of additional 68 essays available at the site but doesn't appear in Kevlin's book.
The text in the book is taken from site **as is**. If you find any typographic error, please let us know and/or go ahead and update the original site.
- Abstract Data Types
- Acknowledge (and Learn from) Failures
- Anomalies Should not Be Ignored
- Avoid Programmer Churn and Bottlenecks
- Balance Duplication, Disruption, and Paralysis
- Be Stupid and Lazy
- Become Effective with Reuse
- Better Efficiency with Mini-Activities, Multi-Processing, and Interrupted Flow
- Code Is Hard to Read
- Consider the Hardware
- Continuous Refactoring
- Continuously Align Software to Be Reusable
- Data Type Tips
- Declarative over Imperative
- Decouple that UI
- Display Courage, Commitment, and Humility
- Dive into Programming
- Don’t Be a One Trick Pony
- Don’t Be too Sophisticated
- Don’t Reinvent the Wheel
- Don’t Use too Much Magic
- Done Means Value
- Execution Speed versus Maintenance Effort
- Expect the Unexpected
- First Write, Second Copy, Third Refactor
- From Requirements to Tables to Code and Tests
- How to Access Patterns
- Implicit Dependencies Are also Dependencies
- Improved Testability Leads to Better Design
- In the End, It’s All Communication
- Integrate Early and Often
- Interfaces Should Reveal Intention
- Isolate to Eliminate
- Keep Your Architect Busy
- Know When to Fail
- Know Your Language
- Learn the Platform
- Learn to Use a Real Editor
- Leave It in a Better State
- Methods Matter
- The Programmer’s New Clothes
- Programmers Are Mini-Project Managers
- Programmers Who Write Tests Get More Time to Program
- Push Your Limits
- QA Team Member as an Equal
- Reap What You Sow
- Respect the Software Release Process
- Restrict Mutability of State
- Reuse Implies Coupling
- Scoping Methods
- Simple Is not Simplistic
- Soft Skills Matter
- Speed Kills
- Structure over Function
- Talk about the Trade-offs
- There Is Always Something More to Learn
- There Is No Right or Wrong
- There Is No Such Thing as Self-Documenting Code
- The Three Laws of Test-Driven Development
- Understand Principles behind Practices
- Use Aggregate Objects to Reduce Coupling
- Use the Same Tools in a Team
- Using Design Patterns to Build Reusable Software
- Who Will Test the Tests Themselves?
- Work with a Star and Get Rid of the Truck Factor
- Write a Test that Prints PASSED
- Write Code for Humans not Machines
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