Code Complete II?
I thought 'Code Complete I' was an interesting read (especially if you are particularly anal as I tend to be) but I'm wondering what new content CC2 offers? Would I be better off just re-reading my old copy and translating the Pascal code samples into Java?
Its of course better than the first, but I wouldn't pay $40 for it, having read the 1st edition.
The corrections you gave were probably also submitted by hundreds or thousands of other people, most of whom probably submitted them long before you did.
I might agree with you if some of those internet users were given credit. The fact is that none of the people who submitted corrections via the web recieved any recognition. Surely a portion of those hundreds made unique and meaningful contributions.
I agree that it's stupid to want the promised recognition so much, especially since the way sd made it sound, he went through the book to find errors *just so* he'd get it, but at the same time, if McConnell specifically promised that recognition then he ought to give it.
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The book is sitting on my home desk and it looks - after a small glimpse through it- very promising.
The "hundreds of internet users" were the people who submitted comments about the first edition from 1993-2003. I acknowledged each person who submitted comments specifically for the second edition. There were a few people who submitted comments after the posted deadline, and I didn't acknowledge them. If sd can email me with his full name, I'll be happy to check my email records and see if I received his comments. (It's certainly possible that the email got trapped in my spam filter.)
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