By Neal Ford

ISBN-10: 0596519788

ISBN-13: 9780596519780

A person who develops software program for a residing wishes a confirmed technique to produce it higher, speedier, and less expensive. The efficient Programmer bargains severe timesaving and productiveness instruments so that you can undertake instantly, it doesn't matter what platform you utilize. grasp developer Neal Ford not just bargains suggestion at the mechanics of productivity--how to paintings smarter, spurn interruptions, get the main out your machine, and keep away from repetition--he additionally information helpful practices that can assist you elude universal traps, enhance your code, and develop into extra worthy in your crew. You'll learn how to:
* Write the try out earlier than you write the code

* deal with the lifecycle of your items rigorously

* construct purely what you would like now, now not what you could desire later

* practice historic philosophies to software program improvement

* query authority, instead of blindly adhere to criteria

* Make challenging issues more straightforward and very unlikely issues attainable via meta-programming

* make certain all code inside a style is on the similar point of abstraction

* choose the proper editor and gather the simplest instruments for the activity

This isn't conception, however the culmination of Ford's real-world event as an software Architect on the worldwide IT consultancy ThoughtWorks. no matter if you're a newbie or a professional with years of expertise, you'll enhance your paintings and your profession with the straightforward and easy ideas in The effective Programmer.

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