Code Comlete 2nd Edition
My copy arrived yesterday. The last edition only had mentions of OOP, this one seems totally OOP based, including chapters on Desgin patterns, refactoring, etc.
Computer books are following self-help books success. Code Complete is not exceptions. First edition was good, the author saw the success of the first edition thought to himself, oh perhaps a second edition and I add bunch of "new" stuff to attract consumers. It's all balderdash.
Thats why you should read sample chapters, the index and as last the reviews. Do you like the writing style? Does it cover what you are looking for and what do other people say?
I did some corrections for the 2nd edition and now I'm wondering if I made the acknowledgements page. Gotta get it to find out, i guess.
Joel charges 15cents per word for a foreword. It's up for grabs fellas.
McConnell is in favour of licencing for software engineers.
Therefore, McConnell should not be allowed to write.
After having my expectations raised by Rapid Development and Code Complete, I was hugely disappointed in "Professional Software Development". Steve took the premise "software development should be like accountants" and strung it out to book length, filling in the spaces with references to questionable studies, and absolutely nonsensical (and unintentionally hilarious) graphs to prop up his position.
Is there anyone who has read both first and second editions and can say whether the second is worth reading if you've already read the first?
Well, we sure as sh!t aren't making money writing code. Might as well write about code. Milk it McConnel. There are thousands around the globe who have not yet read his book.
The first step is all software developers will be required to obtain a license, similar to other engineering fields. This will happen shortly after the first software snafu that kills more than a dozen people.
Where do I get that blue line? It's outperforming the other soooo much.
Why all of the links between open source and Socialism in peoples' minds lately?
Nice to see that there has not been a single on topic reply.
"The first step is all software developers will be required to obtain a license, similar to other engineering fields. This will happen shortly after the first software snafu that kills more than a dozen people."
What I want to know is, will the book prove to my manager that bracket placement is better like this:
"This will be a natural progression in the world-wide move to Socialism, whereby all humans become little insignificant dipshits, similar to ants in an ant pile...'"
I think I'm going to make my company order it. I have not read Code Complete, I also hope that CC II will be a good buy - whatever he says about licensing or anthills.
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