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As programmers, we’ve all seen source code that’s so ugly and buggy it makes our brain ache. Over the past five years, authors Dustin Boswell and Trevor Foucher have analyzed hundreds of examples of "bad code" (much of it their own) to determine why they’re bad and how they could be improved. This book focuses on basic principles and practical techniques you can apply every time you write code.

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"Good reminder to be proactive in your craft" - by Chris Adamson on 21-SEP-2012
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Excellent book with simple and straightforward examples.

It doesn't matter what language or tools you use, the basics of writing well thought out code really can make a difference to the overall quality of your work.

You will soon be inspired to refactor your code and find more meaningful names and think about how you can make even the simplest section of code better.

This book is all about back to basics so you can lay a strong foundation and be more professional in your work.

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"Excellent!" - by pslk on 13-JUN-2012
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Explanations are short, to the point, and very clear.  Love the examples.  Illustrations are awesome.  They are also very relevant.
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