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Seriously Good Software : Code that works, survives, and wins, Paperback / softback Book

Seriously Good Software : Code that works, survives, and wins Paperback / softback


Serious developers know that code can always be improved.

With each iteration, you make optimizations-small and large-that can have a huge impact on your application's speed, size, resilience, and maintainability.

In Seriously Good Software: Code that Works, Survives, and Wins, author, teacher, and Java expert Marco Faella teaches you techniques for writing better code.

You'll start with a simple application and follow it through seven careful refactorings, each designed to explore another dimension of quality. Key features* Evaluating software qualities * Distinguishing between qualities that are internal, external, functional, and non-functional * Assessing tradeoffs and interactions between software qualities * Fulfilling different quality objectives for a single unifying task * Hands-on exercises and detailed solutions * Exercises covering the inner workings of the Java APIAudienceFor developers with basic object-oriented programming skills and intermediate Java skills. About the technologyGreat code blends the skill of a programmer with the time-tested techniques and best practices embraced by the entire development community.

Although each application has its own context and character, some dimensions of quality are always important.

This book concentrates on eight pillars of seriously good software: speed, memory usage, reliability, readability, thread safety, generality, and elegance. Marco Faella has been teaching an advanced programming language course for twelve years as an associate professor at a major Italian university.

As passionate about programming as he is about teaching, Marco has published many research articles in peer-reviewed journals, a Java certification manual, and a Java programming video course.