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Michael R. Dunlavey
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Building Better Applications: A Theory Of Efficient Software Development

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As computer software has grown more capable and sophisticated, the underlying operating code has expanded. Now an experienced software developer proposes a new set of theoretical ideas and practical techniques for writing simpler, more efficient programs. Dunlavey analyzes programmers and the work they produce, offering a strategy for making both perform better.
Paperback, 160 pages
Published July 1st 1994 by Van Nostrand Reinhold Company
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Justin Love
Mar 28, 2010 Justin Love rated it really liked it
A new review of an old book. Published in 1994 (When I was starting college with a shiny new pentium-90 or thereabouts) I got turned on to the book through a comment by the author on It's an interesting mix of things seem strangely prescient in retrospect, and those that would elicit cries of "coding horror" from many circles.

The book is broken down into five chapters, with a big chunk taken up by source code appendices (also on a floppy disk)

"Chapter 1: Speed" includes a disc
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