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Practice of Programming

ISBN-10: 020161586X
ISBN-13: 9780201615869
Edition: 1999
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Description: With the same insight and authority that made their book The Unix Programming Environment a classic, Brian Kernighan and Rob Pike have written The Practice of Programming to help make individual programmers more effective and productive. This book  More...

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Book details

List price: $49.99
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: Addison Wesley Professional
Publication date: 2/4/1999
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

With the same insight and authority that made their book The Unix Programming Environment a classic, Brian Kernighan and Rob Pike have written The Practice of Programming to help make individual programmers more effective and productive. This book is full of practical advice and real-world examples in C, C++, Java, and a variety of special-purpose languages. Kernighan and Pike have distilled years of experience writing programs, teaching, and working with other programmers to create this book. Anyone who writes software will profit from its principles and guidance.

Style
Names
Expressions and Statements
Consistency and Idioms
Function Macros
Magic Numbers
Comments
Why Bother?
Algorithms and Data Structures
Searching
Sorting
Libraries
A Java Quicksort
O-Notation
Growing Arrays
Lists
Trees
Hash Tables
Summary
Design and Implementation
The Markov Chain Algorithm
Data Structure Alternatives
Building the Data Structure in C
Generating Output
Java
C++
Awk and Perl
Performance
Lessons
Interfaces
Comma-Separated Values
A Prototype Library
A Library for Others
A C++ Implementation
Interface Principles
Resource Management
Abort, Retry, Fail?User Interfaces
Debugging
Debuggers
Good Clues, Easy Bugs
No Clues, Hard Bugs
Last Resorts
Non-reproducible Bugs
Debugging Tools
Other People's Bugs
Summary
Testing
Test as You Write the Code
Systematic Testing
Test Automation
Test Scaffolds
Stress Tests
Tips for Testing
Who Does the Testing?Testing the Markov Program
Summary
Performance
A Bottleneck
Timing and Profiling
Strategies for Speed
Tuning the Code
Space Efficiency
Estimation
Summary
Portability
Language
Headers and Libraries
Program Organization
Isolation
Data Exchange
Byte Order
Portability and Upgrade
Internationalization
Summary
Notation
Formatting Data
Regular Expressions
Programmable Tools
Interpreters, Compilers, and Virtual Machines
Programs that Write Programs
Using Macros to Generate Code
Compiling on the Fly
Epilogue
Appendix: Collected Rules
Index 020161586XT04062001

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