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Michael C. Feathers
The average book on Agile software development describes a fairyland of greenfield projects, with wall-to-wall tests that run after every few edits, and clean & simple source code.
The average software project, in our industry, was written under some aspect of code-and-fix, and without automated unit tests. And we can't just throw this code away; it represents a significant effort debugging and maintaining. It contains many latent requirements decisions. Just as Agile processes are incremental, Agile adoption must be incremental too. No more throwing away code just because it looked at us funny.
Mike begins his book with a very diplomatic definition of "Legacy". I'l skip ahead to the undiplomatic version: Legacy code is code without unit tests.
Before cleaning that code up, and before adding new features and removing bugs, such code must be de-legacified. It needs unit tests.
To add unit tests, you must change the code. To change the code, you need unit tests to show how safe your change was.
The core of the book is a cookbook of recipes to conduct various careful attacks. Each presents a particular problem, and a relatively safe way to migrate the code towards tests.
Code undergoing this migration will begin to experience the benefits of unit tests, and these benefits will incrementally make new tests easier to write. These efforts will make aspects of a legacy codebase easy to change.
It's an unfortunate commentary on the state of our programming industry how much we need this book.
Martin Fowler, Kent Beck
Users can dramatically improve the design, performance, and manageability of object-oriented code without altering its interfaces or behavior. "Refactoring" shows users exactly how to spot the best opportunities for refactoring and exactly how to do it, step by step.
Kathy Sierra, Bert Bates
An interactive guide to the fundamentals of the Java programming language utilizes icons, cartoons, and numerous other visual aids to introduce the features and functions of Java and to teach the principles of designing and writing Java programs.
This is, quite simply, the definitive reference on the most important development in software technology for the last 20 years: object-orientation.A whole generation was introduced to object technology through the first edition of this book. This long-awaited new edition retains the qualities of clarity, practicality and scholarship that made the first an instant best-seller, but has been thoroughly revised and expanded. Among the new topics covered in depth are: Concurrency, distribution, client/server and the Internet; object-oriented databases; design by contract; fundamental design patterns; finding classes; the use and misuse of inheritance; abstract data types; and typing issues. The book also includes completely updated discussions of reusability, modularity, software quality, object-oriented languages, memory management, and many other essential topics.All software developers and computer science students, worldwide.
David Mark, Jeff LaMarche
Are you a programmer looking for a new challenge? Does the thought of building your very own iPhone app make your heart race and your pulse quicken? If so, Beginning iPhone 3 Development: Exploring the iPhone SDK is just the book for you. Updated and revised for iPhone SDK 3, many of the discussions in the original book have been clarified to make some of the more complex topics easier to understand. In addition, all of the projects have been rebuilt from scratch using the SDK 3 templates. Assuming only a minimal working knowledge of Objective-C, and written in a friendly, easy-to-follow style, this book offers a complete soup-to-nuts course in iPhone and iPod touch programming. The book starts with the basics, walking you through the process of downloading and installing Apple's free iPhone SDK, and then stepping you though the creation of your first simple iPhone application. From there, you'll learn to integrate all the interface elements iPhone users have come to know and love, such as buttons, switches, pickers, toolbars, and sliders. You'll master a variety of design patterns, from the simplest single view to complex hierarchical drill-downs. The confusing art of table building will be demystified, and you'll see how to save your data using the iPhone file system. You'll also learn how to save and retrieve your data using SQLite, iPhone's built-in database management system. In addition, you'll also learn about Core Data, an important persistence mechanism that has just been added with SDK 3. And there's much more! You'll learn to draw using Quartz 2D and OpenGL ES, add multitouch gestural support (pinches and swipes) to your applications, and work with the camera, photo library, accelerometer, and built-in GPS. You'll discover the fine points of application preferences and learn how to localize your apps for multiple languages. You can discover more about this book, download source code, and find support forums at the book's companion site, at www.iphonedevbook.com. The iPhone 3 update to the best-selling and most recommended book for iPhone developers Packed full of tricks, techniques, and enthusiasm for the new SDK from a developer perspective The most complete, useful, and up-to-date guide to all things having to do with Apple's iPhone SDK What you’ll learn Everything you need to know to develop your own best-selling iPhone apps Best practices for optimizing your code and delivering great user experiences Who this book is for Anyone who wants to start developing for iPhone and iPod touch What's changed from the first edition of Beginning iPhone Development All code samples have been updated to follow current Apple coding conventions The autorotation code has been updated to use the new single-step fast autorotation instead of the original two-step method A new section has been added introducing Core Data, covering basic principles and showing how to build a simple Core Data application All the table view-related chapters have been updated to use table view cell styles. They've also been updated to use textLabel and detailTextLabel instead of the deprecated text property of the table view cell. All known errata have been corrected All projects have been rebuilt from scratch using the SDK 3.0 templates Many concepts have been clarified based on feedback and supplemented with information we've learned from another year of using the SDK Table of Contents Welcome to the Jungle Appeasing the Tiki Gods Handling Basic Interaction More User Interface Fun Autorotation and Autosizing Multiview Applications Tab Bars and Pickers Introduction to Table Views Navigation Controllers and Table Views Application Settings and User Defaults Basic Data Persistence Drawing with Quartz and OpenGL Taps, Touches, and Gestures Where Am I? Finding Your Way with Core Location Whee! Accelerometer! iPhone Camera and Photo Library Application Localization Where to Next?
John Resig, Bear Bibeault
David A. Black
Elegant and expressive, the Ruby programming language continues to grow in popularity as more programmers discover its strengths and just how useful it can be. Version 1.9.1 of Ruby, covered in this book, includes many new features that no Rubyist, beginning or experienced, will want to do without it. Written in a crystal-clear style, The Well-Grounded Rubyist is a tutorial for all programmers who want to learn to use Ruby effectively. It explains concepts and language features in depth. You'll learn how things work in Ruby and why they work that way. And you'll gain this understanding in the context of Ruby 1.9.1, ensuring that your grasp of the language and its features are up to date.
Ruby is perhaps best known as the engine powering the hugely popular Ruby on Rails web framework. However, it is an extremely powerful and versatile programming language in its own right. It focuses on simplicity and offers a fully object-oriented environment. Beginning Ruby is a thoroughly contemporary guide for every type of reader who wants to learn Ruby, from novice programmers to web developers to Ruby newcomers. It starts by explaining the principles behind object-oriented programming and within a few chapters builds toward creating a genuine Ruby application. The book then explains key Ruby principles, such as classes and objects, projects, modules, and libraries, and other aspects of Ruby such as database access. In addition, Ruby on Rails is covered in depth, and the books appendixes provide essential reference information as well as a primer for experienced programmers. What you’ll learn Understand the basics of Ruby and object-oriented building blocks. Work with Ruby libraries, gems, and documentation. Work with files and databases. Write and deploy Ruby applications. Explore Ruby web frameworks and aspects of network programming with Ruby. Develop desktop and GUI applications with Ruby. Who this book is for Beginning programmers, programmers new to Ruby, and web developers interested in knowing the foundations of the language.
David Bellin, Susan Suchman Simone
CRC cards help project teams act out the various parts of a problem domain. The application developer can use these cards to define the Classes, the Relationships between classes, and the Collaboration between these classes (CRC) prior to beginning the OO design of the application program. The case studies in this book are presented in the engaging style of a novella to demonstrate how personalities and organizational culture come into play when using the CRC technique. C++, Java, and Smalltalk experts provide implementation examples in each language. This book demonstrates how to discover classes through team brainstorming, manage an object-oriented project, refine project requirements, test the conception of the system, and evaluate potential paths of collaboration using role play.
Thomas Rauber, Gudula Rünger
Innovations in hardware architecture, like hyper-threading or multicore processors, mean that parallel computing resources are available for inexpensive desktop computers. In only a few years, many standard software products will be based on concepts of parallel programming implemented on such hardware, and the range of applications will be much broader than that of scientific computing, up to now the main application area for parallel computing. Rauber and Rünger take up these recent developments in processor architecture by giving detailed descriptions of parallel programming techniques that are necessary for developing efficient programs for multicore processors as well as for parallel cluster systems and supercomputers. Their book is structured in three main parts, covering all areas of parallel computing: the architecture of parallel systems, parallel programming models and environments, and the implementation of efficient application algorithms. The emphasis lies on parallel programming techniques needed for different architectures. The main goal of the book is to present parallel programming techniques that can be used in many situations for many application areas and which enable the reader to develop correct and efficient parallel programs. Many examples and exercises are provided to show how to apply the techniques. The book can be used as both a textbook for students and a reference book for professionals. The presented material has been used for courses in parallel programming at different universities for many years.
Jonathan Jacky, Margus Veanes, Colin Campbell, Wolfram Schulte
This book teaches new methods for specifying, analyzing, and testing software; essentials for creating high-quality software. These methods increase the automation in each of these steps, making them more timely, more thorough, and more effective. The authors work through several realistic case studies in-depth and detail, using a toolkit built on the C# language and the .NET framework. Readers can also apply the methods in analyzing and testing systems in many other languages and frameworks. Intended for professional software developers including testers, and for university students, this book is suitable for courses on software engineering, testing, specification, or applications of formal methods.
Summary This book is a comprehensive guide to the 1Z0-803 exam. You'll explore a wide range of important Java topics as you systematically learn how to pass the certification exam. Each chapter starts with a list of the exam objectives covered in that chapter. You'll find sample questions and exercises designed to reinforce key concepts and to prepare you for what you'll see in the real exam, along with numerous tips, notes, and visual aids throughout the book. About This Book To earn the OCA Java SE 7 Programmer Certification, you need to know your Java inside and out, and to pass the exam it's good to understand the test itself. This book cracks open the questions, exercises, and expectations you'll face on the OCA exam so you'll be ready and confident on test day. OCA Java SE 7 Programmer I Certification Guide is a comprehensive guide to the 1Z0-803 exam. You'll explore important Java topics as you systematically learn what is required. Each chapter starts with a list of exam objectives, followed by sample questions and exercises designed to reinforce key concepts. It provides multiple ways to digest important techniques and concepts, including analogies, diagrams, flowcharts, and lots of well-commented code. Written for developers with a working knowledge of Java who want to earn the OCA Java SE 7 Programmer I Certification. Purchase of the print book includes a free eBook in PDF, Kindle, and ePub formats from Manning Publications. What's Inside Covers all exam topics Hands-on coding exercises How to avoid built-in traps and pitfalls About the Author Mala Gupta has been training programmers to pass Java certification exams since 2006. She holds OCA Java SE7 Programmer I, SCWCD, and SCJP certifications. Table of Contents Introduction Java basics Working with Java data types Methods and encapsulation String, StringBuilder, Arrays, and ArrayList Flow control Working with inheritance Exception handling Full mock exam
Introduction Sound and Numbers Fundamentals of Digital Audio Digital Audio Recording Digital Audio Reproduction Error Correction Digital Audio Tape Interconnection Optical Disc Storage Compact Disc Interconnection Perceptual Coding - Theory & Applications MPEG-1 and MPEG-2 MP3 Codec WMA (Window Media Audio) Surround Sound Coding DVD.