A practical handbook of software construction—newly revised and updated!
Widely considered one of the best practical guides to programming, Steve McConnell’s original CODE COMPLETE has been helping developers write better software for more than a decade. Now this classic book has been fully updated and revised with leading-edge practices—and hundreds of new code samples—illustrating the art and science of software construction. Capturing the body of knowledge available from research, academia, and everyday commercial practice, McConnell synthesizes the most effective techniques and must-know principles into clear, pragmatic guidance. No matter what your experience level, development environment, or project size, this book will inform and stimulate your thinking—and help you build the highest quality code.
Steve McConnell is a consultant to software-intensive companies in the Puget Sound area, including Microsoft. His primary focus has been on the development of mass-distribution commercial microcomputer software. In addition to more theoretical projects such as RAPID DEVELOPMENT and CODE COMPLETE, he has personally written more than 50,000 lines of production code in the last five years. McConnell earned a bachelor’s degree from Whitman College in Walla Walla, Washington, and a master’s degree in software engineering from Seattle University. He is a member of the IEEE Computer Society and the ACM.