Beautiful Code

Beautiful Code

Leading Programmers Explain How They Think

Book - 2007
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Baker & Taylor
A group of computer programmers provide insights into software design and engineering.

Ingram Book Company
In this unique work, leading computer scientists discuss how they found unusual, carefully designed solutions to difficult problems. This book lets the reader look over the shoulder of major coding and design experts to see problems through their eyes.

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Elegance and beauty are the key concepts in this software design manual, which explains how some of the leading engineers in the field have conquered difficult programming problems in truly inventive ways. Oram, an editor for O'Reilly Media, and Wilson (U. of Toronto) has assembled this collection of 38 stories from software gurus on how certain problems were approached with an emphasis on "thinking outside of the box" and breaking a few rules. While highly technical in nature, this book should appeal to computer science students and other software designers alike. Annotation ©2008 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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How do the experts solve difficult problems in software development? In this unique and insightful book, leading computer scientists offer case studies that reveal how they found unusual, carefully designed solutions to high-profile projects. You will be able to look over the shoulder of major coding and design experts to see problems through their eyes.

This is not simply another design patterns book, or another software engineering treatise on the right and wrong way to do things. The authors think aloud as they work through their project's architecture, the tradeoffs made in its construction, and when it was important to break rules.
This book contains 33 chapters contributed by Brian Kernighan, KarlFogel, Jon Bentley, Tim Bray, Elliotte Rusty Harold, Michael Feathers,Alberto Savoia, Charles Petzold, Douglas Crockford, Henry S. Warren,Jr., Ashish Gulhati, Lincoln Stein, Jim Kent, Jack Dongarra and PiotrLuszczek, Adam Kolawa, Greg Kroah-Hartman, Diomidis Spinellis, AndrewKuchling, Travis E. Oliphant, Ronald Mak, Rogerio Atem de Carvalho andRafael Monnerat, Bryan Cantrill, Jeff Dean and Sanjay Ghemawat, SimonPeyton Jones, Kent Dybvig, William Otte and Douglas C. Schmidt, AndrewPatzer, Andreas Zeller, Yukihiro Matsumoto, Arun Mehta, TV Raman,Laura Wingerd and Christopher Seiwald, and Brian Hayes.
Beautiful Code is an opportunity for master coders to tell their story. All author royalties will be donated to Amnesty International.


In this unique work, leading computer scientists discuss how they found unusual, carefully designed solutions to difficult problems. This book lets the reader look over the shoulder of major coding and design experts to see problems through their eyes.


Publisher: Sebastopol, Calif. : O'Reilly, c2007
ISBN: 9780596510046
0596510047
Branch Call Number: 005.1 BEA
Characteristics: xxi, 593 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Wilson, Greg 1963-
Oram, Andrew

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