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Smalltalk Best Practice Patterns

ISBN-10: 013476904X
ISBN-13: 9780134769042
Edition: 1st 1997
Authors: Kent Beck
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Book details

List price: $66.65
Edition: 1st
Copyright year: 1997
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 10/3/1996
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 240
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

This book presents a set of patterns that organize all the informal experience successful Smalltalk programmers have learned the hard way. Understand these patterns, and you can write much more effective code. Understand the concept of Smalltalk patterns and why they work. Then learn patterns for working with methods, messages, state, collections, classes and formatting. Walk through a development example utilizing patterns.Smalltalk programmers, project managers, teachers and students -- both new and experienced.

Introduction
Coding
Talking Programs
Good Software
Style
What's Missing? Book Organization
Adoption
Learning a Pattern
Patterns
Why Patterns Work
Role of Patterns
Reading
Development
Review
Documentation
Clean Up
Format
Behavior
Methods
Composed Method
Constructor Method
Constructor Parameter Method
Shortcut Constructor Method
Conversion
Converter Method
Converter Constructor Method
Query Method
Comparing Method
Reversing Method
Method Object
Execute Around Method
Debug Printing Method
Method Comment
Messages
Message
Choosing Message
Decomposing Message
Intention Revealing Message
Intention Revealing Selector
Dispatched Interpretation
Double Dispatch
Mediating Protocol
Super
Extending Super
Modifying Super
Delegation
Simple Delegation
Self Delegation
Pluggable Behavior
Pluggable Selector
Pluggable Block
Collecting Parameter
State
Instance Variables
Common State
Variable State
Explicit Initialization
Lazy Initialization
Default Value Method
Constant Method
Direct Variable Access
Indirect Variable Access
Getting Method
Setting Method
Collection Accessor Method
Enumeration Method
Boolean Property Setting Method
Role Suggesting Instance Variable Name
Temporary Variables
Temporary Variable
Collecting Temporary Variable
Caching Temporary Variable
Explaining Temporary Variable
Reusing Temporary Variable
Role Suggesting Temporary Variable Name
Collections
Classes
Collection
OrderedCollection
RunArray
Set
Equality Method
Hashing Method
Dictionary
SortedCollection
Array
ByteArray
Interval
Collection Protocol
IsEmpty
Includes:. Concatentation
Enumeration
Do. Collect
Select/Reject
Detect
Inject:into
Collection Idioms
Duplicate Removing Set
Temporarily Sorted Collection
Stack
Queue
Searching Literal
Lookup Cache
Parsing Stream
Concatenating Stream
Classes
Simple Superclass Name
Qualified Subclass Name
Formatting
Inline Message Pattern
Type Suggesting Parameter Name
Indented Control Flow
Rectangular Block
Guard Clause
Conditional Expression
Simple Enumeration Parameter
Cascade
Yourself
Interesting Return Value
Development Example
Problem
Start
Arithmetic
Integration
Summary
Quick Reference
Index

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