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Clean Code by Robert C. Martin
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it was amazing
bookshelves: tech

This had lots of good, practical advice that spanned everything from naming to testing to concurrency. A lot of it was pretty Java centric, so I skimmed a few sections.

By far the best portions of the book were the ones where the author demonstrates -- step by step -- his process for writing code test-first, as well as refactoring.

If you get frustrated with either of the two at times, these parts of the book are *fantastic*, because you see that even someone who's been coding for 40+ years (like Uncle Bob has) writes messy code the first time! He just surrounds it with tests, and then little by little refines it and cleans it up. Awesome.
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Reading Progress

January 4, 2010 – Shelved
March 31, 2010 – Started Reading
April 17, 2010 – Finished Reading
March 10, 2011 – Shelved as: tech

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