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Code Craft: refreshing addition to other literature?

Gian Franco
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Hello,

Does your book complement existing literature on the same
subject, e.g. Refactoring by Fowler, but especially Code Complete
by McConnell?

My first impression (reading the sample chapter) is that it
has a fresh approach to the subject, and it adds and consolidates
the subject covered in existing literature.

Kind regards,

Gian
[ February 20, 2007: Message edited by: Gian Franco Casula ]

"Eppur si muove!"
Pete Goodliffe
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I think that you'd kinda expect me to say "Yes, it does" wouldn't you?.

I'm not aware of another book in the field that covers the set of topics that Code Craft does. That's why I wrote it.

I've taken a particularly fresh approach. The book is very readable, and very practical. I defy anyone to read it (properly!) and not to find some new ways to improve their coding technique. *Improving* yourself is entirely what this book is about.
Gian Franco
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Originally posted by Pete Goodliffe:
I think that you'd kinda expect me to say "Yes, it does" wouldn't you?.




Would you place the "improving yourself" under a common denominator
like let's say agility, pragmatic, leanness, or any existing concept?

Kind regards,

Gian
[ February 21, 2007: Message edited by: Gian Franco Casula ]
Pete Goodliffe
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Hiya,

I don't think I entirely follow your question!

A desire to improve yourself as a programmer is important no matter what development methodology you adopt (although a desire to write the best code might affect the kind of methodology you chose to use).
Gian Franco
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Yep, probably I've formulated it to hastily

What I meant was, did you have a specific methodology in
mind? But you allready answered my question.

Gian
Christophe Verré
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A desire to improve yourself as a programmer is important no matter what development methodology you adopt

That's a good thing to say, and I wish more programmers would think that way !


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