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Clean Coder Conduct Professional Programmers

Clean Coder Conduct Professional Programmers
Clean Coder Conduct Professional Programmers



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             TitleClean Coder Conduct Professional Programmers
         Author: Robert C.Martin
    Language: English
        SubjectSwift / Computers & Technology / Programming / Apple Programming
No. of pages: 244
         Format: PDF


PRE-REQUISITE INTRODUCTION

I presume you just picked up this book because you are a computer programmer and are intrigued by the notion of professionalism. You should be. Professionalism is something that our profession is in dire need of.

I’m a programmer too. I’ve been a programmer for 421 years; and in that time— let me tell you—I’ve seen it all. I’ve been fired. I’ve been lauded. I’ve been a team leader, a manager, a grunt, and even a CEO. I’ve worked with brilliant programmers and I’ve worked with slugs. I’ve worked on high-tech cutting-
edge embedded software/hardware systems, and I’ve worked on corporate payroll systems. I’ve programmed in COBOL, FORTRAN, BAL, PDP-8, PDP-11, C, C++, Java, Ruby, Smalltalk, and a plethora of other languages and systems. I’ve worked with untrustworthy paycheck thieves, and I’ve worked with consummate professionals. It is that last classification that is the topic of this book.

In the pages of this book I will try to define what it means to be a professional programmer. I will describe the attitudes, disciplines, and actions that I consider to be essentially professional.
How do I know what these attitudes, disciplines, and actions are? Because I had to learn them the hard way. You see, when I got my first job as a programmer, professional was the last word you’d have used to describe me.

The year was 1969. I was 17. My father had badgered a local business named ASC into hiring me as a temporary part-time programmer. (Yes, my father could do things like that. I once watched him walk out in front of a speeding car with his hand out commanding it to “Stop!” The car stopped. Nobody said “no” to my Dad.) The company put me to work in the room where all the IBM computer manuals were kept. They had me put years and years of updates into the manuals. It was here that I first saw the phrase: “This page intentionally left blank.”

After a couple of days of updating manuals, my supervisor asked me to write a simple Easycoder3 program. I was thrilled to be asked. I’d never written a program for a real computer before. I had, however, inhaled the Autocoder books, and had a vague notion of how to begin. 

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