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Real-World Software Development: Working with existing code

 
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Hello there,

I learned quite early on that a significant part of being a professional software engineer is having the ability to understand, reason with, and improve upon other people's code. Do you cover that aspect of real-world software development in your book?

Thanks, Tim
 
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Hi Tim,

Tim Cooke wrote:Hello there,

I learned quite early on that a significant part of being a professional software engineer is having the ability to understand, reason with, and improve upon other people's code. Do you cover that aspect of real-world software development in your book?

Thanks, Tim



That's an interesting question. We don't really cover working with legacy code in this book - it's predominantly about how to write better code yourself. I think it's an interesting topic area. Michael Feathers does have an excellent book solely on that topic though - https://www.amazon.co.uk/Working-Effectively-Legacy-Michael-Feathers/dp/0131177052

regards,

 Richard
 
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Thanks Richard,

Oh yes that Michael Feathers book has been well studied over the years, in fact I'd go so far as to say it's one of the most practically useful books about programming I've come across.
 
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