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-...

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

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Number of Pages: 914

ISBN: 0735619670

ISBN-13: 9780735619678

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