January 26, 2005
Review of 'Code Complete'
TBR writes "This is a book about a sorely neglected part of software development: writing code. It's not a book about the specifics of a particularly language, programming paradigm or development methodology. It's not about UML, design patterns or data structures. It's about coding, about low-level design, about naming conventions, about all those things that we spend so much of our time doing but which are conspicuously absent from most books on development. In that sense Steve McConnell's 'Code Complete' is fairly unique, and the first edition was justly acclaimed as a classic. Now with a new - expanded and extensively re-written - second edition that classic status is confirmed."