By Jeff Atwood

Concerning the BOOK

Jeff Atwood begun the Coding Horror weblog in 2004, and is confident that it replaced his existence. He wanted how to maintain song of software program improvement over the years – no matter what he was once brooding about or engaged on. He researched matters he discovered fascinating, then documented his study with a public web publication submit, which he may perhaps simply locate and consult with later. through the years, expanding numbers of weblog viewers discovered the posts precious, appropriate and fascinating. Now, nearly 100,000 readers stopover at the weblog in line with day and approximately as many remark and have interaction at the site.

Effective Programming: greater than Writing Code is your one-stop store for all issues programming. Jeff writes with humor and realizing, taking into consideration either professional programmers and beginners to understand the intensity of his examine. From such posts as

“The Programmer’s invoice of Rights” and “Why Cant Programmers... Program?” to “Working With the Chaos Monkey,” this e-book introduces the significance of writing in charge code, the logistics concerned, and the way humans should still view it extra as a life-style than a career.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Jeff Atwood lives in Berkeley, CA along with his spouse, cats, 3 childrens and a complete lot of pcs. He was once weaned as a software program developer on a number of implementations of Microsoft simple within the '80s, beginning together with his first microcomputer, the Texas tools TI-99/4a. Atwood endured at the notebook with visible simple 3.0 and home windows 3.1 within the early ’90s, even if he additionally spent major time writing Pascal code within the first models of Delphi. he's now fairly cozy in VB.NET or C#, regardless of the evils of case sensitivity. He's presently studying Ruby.

Atwood considers himself a fairly skilled internet software program developer with a selected curiosity within the human aspect of software program improvement, as represented in his suggested developer examining checklist. As he avers, desktops are attention-grabbing machines, yet they're normally a mirrored image of the folks utilizing them. within the artwork of software program improvement, learning code isn't sufficient; you should examine the folks in the back of the software program, too.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

- Introduction
- The paintings of having Shit Done
- rules of excellent Programming
- Hiring Programmers the correct Way
- Getting Your staff to paintings Together
- The Batcave: potent Workspaces for Programmers
- Designing With the person in Mind
- safeguard fundamentals: holding Your Users' Data
- checking out Your Code, So it Doesn't Suck greater than it Has To
- development, handling and taking advantage of a Community
- advertising Weasels and the way to not Be One
- protecting Your Priorities instantly

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Return x*x ... >>> print square(3) 9 NOTE: Functions can be treated as any other Python object. In addition to being called, they can be assigned as a value to a list or dictionary, passed as an argument, returned as a value, and so on. The following code shows an example of using the lambda operator to assign an anonymous function to a variable: >>>bigger = lambda a, b : a > b >>>print bigger(1,2) False >>>print bigger(2,1) True Python Objects, Modules, Classes, and Functions Namespaces and Scoping Scoping in Python revolves around the concept of namespaces.

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