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Beautiful Code : Leading Programmers Explain How They Think.

Author: Andy Oram; Greg Wilson
Publisher: Sebastopol : O'Reilly Media, Inc., 2008.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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 as they work through their project's architecture, the tradeoffs made in its construction, and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Andy Oram; Greg Wilson
ISBN: 9780596554675 0596554672
OCLC Number: 609841011
Description: 1 online resource (624 p.)
Contents: Beautiful Code; Preface; Conventions Used in This Book; Using Code Examples; How to Contact Us; Safari® Enabled; 1. A Regular Expression Matcher; 1.2. Implementation; 1.3. Discussion; 1.4. Alternatives; 1.5. Building on It; 1.6. Conclusion; 2. Subversion & s Delta Editor: Interface As Ontology; 2.2. Expressing Tree Differences; 2.3. The Delta Editor Interface; 2.4. But Is It Art?; 2.5. Abstraction As a Spectator Sport; 2.6. Conclusions; 3. The Most Beautiful Code I Never Wrote; 3.2. More and More with Less and Less; 3.3. Perspective; 3.4. What Is Writing?; 3.5. Conclusion; 3.6. Acknowledgments. 4. Finding Things4.2. Problem: Weblog Data; 4.2.2. Putting Regular Expressions to Work; 4.2.3. Content-Addressable Storage; 4.2.4. Time to Optimize?; 4.3. Problem: Who Fetched What, When?; 4.3.2. Binary Search Trade-offs; 4.3.3. Escaping the Loop; 4.4. Search in the Large; 4.4.2. Ranking Results; 4.4.3. Searching the Web; 4.5. Conclusion; 5. Correct, Beautiful, Fast (in That Order): Lessons from Designing XML Verifiers; 5.2. The P.

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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 as they work through their project's architecture, the tradeoffs made in its construction, and when it was important to break rules.

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