The Art of Readable Code
by Dustin Boswell, Trevor Foucher
Publisher: O'Reilly 2010
The Art of Coding focuses on the nuts and bolts of programming, with simple and practical techniques you can use every time you sit down to write code. You'll find tips throughout the book, with easy-to-digest code examples, helpful illustrations, and cartoons for fun.
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