PMIWDC Book Club - Clean Code - A Handbook of Agile Software Craftsmanship by Robert C Martin

Even bad code can function. But if code isn’t clean, it can bring a development organization to its knees. Every year, countless hours and significant resources are lost because of poorly written code. But it doesn’t have to be that way. What kind of work will you be doing? You’ll be reading codeā€•lots of code. And you will be challenged to think about what’s right about that code, and what’s wrong with it. More importantly you will be challenged to reassess your professional values and your commitment to your craft. Clean Code is divided into three parts. The first describes the principles, patterns, and practices of writing clean code. The second part consists of several case studies of increasing complexity. The third part is the payoff: a single chapter containing a list of heuristics and “smells” gathered while creating the case studies. The result is a knowledge base that describes the way we think when we write, read, and clean code. Readers will come away from this book understanding

  • How to tell the difference between good and bad code
  • How to write good code and how to transform bad code into good code
  • How to create good names, good functions, good objects, and good classes
  • How to format code for maximum readability
  • How to implement complete error handling without obscuring code logic
  • How to unit test and practice test-driven development
  • What “smells” and heuristics can help you identify bad code

This book is a must for any developer, software engineer, project manager, team lead, or systems analyst with an interest in producing better code.

About The Monthly Book Club ,The Monthly Book Club facilitates discussions on project and program management books. It's open to all, requiring preregistration, reading the book beforehand, and bringing a copy to the meeting. Earn PDUs recognized by PMI for continued PMP certification. Join PMIWDC Amazon Book club to suggest or explore future reads.

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11 October 2023

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM (EST-05:00)


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