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Patterns: readability

description:Aim to write working, understandable, and maintainable code.

problem:Developers struggle to maintain code consistency, negatively affecting code maintainability and reliability.

description:Maintaining a consistent coding style within a team, using automation and documentation to enforce it.

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Resources: readability

The Pragmatic Programmer, 20th Anniversary Edition: your journey to mastery

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Thomas, D.; Hunt, A. (2019) The Pragmatic Programmer, 20th Anniversary Edition: your journey to mastery. Addison-Wesley Professional. isbn: 978-0135957059.

Widely regarded as one of the finest books on software development, ‘The Pragmatic Programmer’ by Andy Hunt and Dave Thomas offers invaluable insights into their approach to software development. Presented in a highly practical, down-to-earth, and conversational style, this revised classic is a must-read for anyone involved in software development.

The book covers a wide range of topics, from coding techniques and project management to software architecture and best practices. It provides actionable advice and timeless wisdom that empowers developers to write elegant, maintainable code and become more effective in their work (as well as maintain their sanity while doing so).

complexity categories: intermediate mixed

Design Patterns: Elements of Reusable Object-Oriented Software

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Gamma, A.; Helm, Rl; Johnson, R., Vlissides, J. (1994) Design Patterns: Elements of Reusable Object-Oriented Software. Addison-Wesley Professional. isbn: 978-0201633610.

Known as the ‘Gang of Four,’ the authors of this book have contributed significantly to the field of software development. Their work serves as a foundational text in the discipline.

In the book, they present a collection of programming structures in the form of design patterns. These patterns explain when and how to apply them, as well as their potential drawbacks. While some of the advice in the book, particularly those related to inheritance, may be considered outdated in contemporary software development, the core concepts remain relevant.

The ‘Gang of Four’ patterns provide valuable insights into addressing challenges like extensibility, maintainability, and encapsulation. They offer tried and tested approaches to structuring software, making it a valuable resource for any programmer or software engineer.

complexity categories: intermediate reference

Design It: From Programmer to Software Architect

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Keeling, M. (2017) Design It: From Programmer to Software Architect. The Pragmatic Bookshelf. isbn: 1680502093.

In “Design It,” author Michael Keeling provides valuable insights into the essential responsibilities of a software architect. Through the lens of a hypothetical project, readers embark on a journey through various project stages. The book strikes a balance between theoretical knowledge, practical methodologies, and a profound exploration of guiding principles.

Keeling skilfully conveys the pivotal role of a software architect, highlighting their ability to bridge the gap between the business’s requirements, the technical team’s needs, and the broader operational context. “Design It” offers readers a comprehensive understanding of software architecture, making it a valuable resource for programmers aspiring to become adept software architects, as well as for experienced architects wishing to refresh their knowledge of modern techniques.

complexity categories: advanced reference

Refactoring: Improving the Design of Existing Code

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Fowler, M.; Beck, K.; Brant J.; Opdyke W.; Roberts D. (2012) Refactoring: Improving the Design of Existing Code. Addison-Wesley Professional. isbn: 978-0133065268.

The authors provide invaluable insights into achieving well-structured code safely, even in the context of modern Integrated Development Environments (IDEs). While the book’s examples use Java, the underlying concepts are language-agnostic. Whether you work with a programming language or a scripting language, the principles and techniques discussed here are universally applicable.

For those with an particularly strong aversion to Java, a recent edition of the book showcases the same techniques using TypeScript. Whichever edition you choose, “Refactoring” offers timeless wisdom for enhancing your code quality.

complexity categories: novice mixed reference