July 14, 2006
TechBookReport on 'Code Quality'
TBR writes "With his first book, 'Code Reading', Diomidis Spinellis broke new ground. Here was a major book on the oft-neglected but important skill of reading source code. Given that software maintenance is a huge and ever-growing burden that all developers have to endure, it is surprising that the major emphasis in education and in the industry at large is on writing code. Yet being able to quickly read and understand code is such an important - and obvious - skill yet there are few courses or books devoted to it. Now, with this follow-up study, Spinellis continues to champion the skills required to understand and maintain large bodies of code."