Practice of Programming, The, 1st edition

Published by Addison-Wesley Professional (February 9, 1999) © 1999

  • Brian W. Kernighan
  • Rob Pike

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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.

  • 1. Style.
  • 2. Algorithms and Data Structures.
  • 3. Design and Implementation.
  • 4. Interfaces.
  • 5. Debugging.
  • 6. Testing.
  • 7. Performance.
  • 8. Portability.
  • 9. Notation.
  • Epilogue.
  • Appendix: Collected Rules.

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