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Code Reading: Open Source Perspective

(Effective Software Development)

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This unique and essential reference focuses on the reading and comprehension of existing software code. The concepts are supported by examples taken from real-world open source software projects. The focus upon reading code (rather than developing and implementing programs from scratch) provides for a vastly increased breadth of coverage.
Paperback, 528 pages
Published May 27th 2003 by Addison Wesley (first published 2003)
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Jean-Luc
Apr 19, 2008 rated it liked it
Nothing I didn't already know, but I wish I had read it 10 years ago.
lehaleha
Mar 09, 2019 rated it did not like it
Strange book. Author states that target audience are developers who need to quickly dive into big codebase, understand and fix a bug or add a feature. IMO those folks are expected to know basics, like simple data structures and basic language constructs. But for some reason most of the book is devoted to such simple matters. There are interesting few bits and pieces here and there, but overall I was disappointed by the book. I wouldn't recommend unless you are just starting in the field.
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Sep 02, 2012 rated it really liked it
An underestimated part of a programmers life.
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Nov 23, 2010 rated it it was ok
It's good reading if you're new to programming. If you've worked for any length of time as a programmer, you'll either be thinking "my god this is obvious" or you'll be asleep.
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