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Code Reading: The Open Source Perspective
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1 21919 03-29-2004
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100% of reviewers $49.99 9.0

Description: Book that teaches one how to read source code to more accurately understand, reuse, appreciate, maintain, and refactor programs. Comes with a CD full of source code examples. Uses UML notation diagrams throughout.
Keywords: open source code Spinellis C programming refactoring appreciation maintenance
Publisher: Addison Wesley
ISBN: 0-201-79940-5

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Old 03-29-2004, 04:52 AM   #1
Registered: Mar 2004
Distribution: Slackware current, DSL 0.9.2
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Would you recommend the product? yes | Price you paid?: $49.99 | Rating: 9

Pros: Easy to read, accompanied with cdrom, browsable.

The book gives a good feel of how one should read source code. As a computer science student, the book emphasizes to the reader the importance of reading code to write better code yourself. It teaches you to look at the "forest instead of the trees." Included in the source is often very big real world programs, but the book teaches you how to isolate parts of the code that are relevant to what you are looking for. I consider this book to be a very valuable supplement to my instruction in class.


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