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By David Scott Bernstein

We're wasting tens of billions of bucks a 12 months on damaged software program, and nice new principles corresponding to agile improvement and Scrum do not continually repay. yet there is desire. The 9 software program improvement practices in Beyond Legacy Code are designed to unravel the issues dealing with our undefined. realize why those practices paintings, not only how they paintings, and dramatically bring up the standard and maintainability of any software program project.

These 9 practices may possibly keep the software program undefined. Beyond Legacy Code is full of sensible, hands-on recommendation and a common sense exploration of why technical practices reminiscent of refactoring and test-first improvement are severe to development maintainable software program. observe the right way to keep away from the pitfalls groups stumble upon whilst adopting those practices, and the way to dramatically decrease the chance linked to development software--realizing major mark downs in either the fast and long-term. With a deeper figuring out of the foundations at the back of the practices, you are going to construct software program that is more uncomplicated and not more high priced to keep up and extend.

By adopting those 9 key technical practices, you will learn how to say what, why, and for whom prior to how; construct in small batches; combine always; collaborate; create fresh code; write the attempt first; specify behaviors with exams; enforce the layout final; and refactor legacy code.

Software builders will locate hands-on, pragmatic recommendation for writing larger caliber, extra maintainable, and bug-free code. Managers, clients, and product vendors will achieve deeper perception into very important approaches. via relocating past the old school procedural considering the economic Revolution, and dealing jointly to include criteria and practices that might strengthen software program improvement, we will be able to flip the legacy code quandary right into a actual details Revolution.

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