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Clean Code by Robert C. Martin
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Feb 26, 2012

it was amazing
bookshelves: programming
Read in May, 2012

Blasted through this in one day. Maybe skimmed some of the case studies to finish before I had to go, but I'll look them over again soon.

Lots of good ideas, some questionable, though it does seem to be acknowledged in the book that some rules are more like guidelines, and there will be times when the less right way will be better, as long as you understand what the tradeoffs are.

I'll be trying out the ideas on my own code base that is badly in need of refactoring. I'll return with more fleshed out thoughts then. It will be interesting to see how simplified and readable I can make Python code in particular, as well as Objective-C and Javascript. Java was the language most talked about in the book, but the concepts I think can mostly be carried over to any language.

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