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Resources for good programming technique

by morgan (Initiate)
on Apr 28, 2001 at 23:50 UTC ( #76408=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


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clemburg recommended Code Complete for good coding techniques that improve readablity, optimization, quality, etc. Someone else that reviewed that book also recommended The Software Project Survival Guide and Rapid Development. Does anyone know about these books?

Further, are there books or URLs specifically on solutions and techniques for Perl? (Along the lines of the Cookbook, which I understand is for amateurs and quick hacks.) I have found plenty of resources on syntax and specific uses of various functions, but few that really consider the Perl Approach. :)

Morgan
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Re (tilly) 1: Resources for good programming technique
by tilly (Archbishop) on Apr 29, 2001 at 06:23 UTC
    First of all the Cookbook is not just for amateurs and quick hacks. I find it to be a very valuable resource.

    As for good software development, most of that is not very specific to any language. The fundamentals of programming well don't change just because you are programming in Perl now. However among the classics on that topic, the one that I know of with the strongest Perl bent is probably Pragmatic Programmer, The.

    For pointers on good Perl style, well books like Effective Perl Programming are meant to address that.

    But still there are a plethora of good resources out there. If you do not know the material in them, all of the books that I just mentioned are probably worthwhile to read. Not all at once, of course, but start somewhere and start learning...

Re: Resources for good programming technique
by clemburg (Curate) on May 02, 2001 at 15:19 UTC

    "The Software Project Survival Guide" contains a lot of templates and check-lists to impress your manager if you need to. For real-world project planning, you have to see if your project size matches with the intentions of the author (from the intro to "The Software Project Survival Guide": "The plan has been designed with project team sizes of 3 to 25 team members and schedules of 3 to 18 months in mind. These are considered to be medium-sized projects.").

    If find the book valuable, but not a "must have", and on the whole much less important to the single programmer than "Code Complete".

    Christian Lemburg
    Brainbench MVP for Perl
    http://www.brainbench.com

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