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"This is a great book for the beginner or intermediate developer -- experts should already know this stuff. It will help you create better, cleaner, more easily maintained code. If you work with other developers, I recommend getting several copies for the group...The Elements of Java Style proves that 'Good things come in small packages.' Physically, it's a small book, and weighs in at just 142 pages. However, the positive impact it can have on your work is all out of proportion to its size. That's because the ideas presented aren't limited to a single language, and the way the ideas are presented is very compact. The Elements of Java Style isn't about the code you write, it's about the way you write. Its central premise is that your writing style either enhances or decreases the readability and understandability of the code you write...Over the years, I've read lots of books that I would recommend to different developers, but this book is one of a few that I would recommend to all developers. Pick up a copy, give it a read, and I think you'll agree."
"The Elements of Java Style is a useful resource for those wishing to refine their skills in the language and apply them in a team environment."
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"By and large there is little to argue about. The Elements of Java Style is perfect in what it tries to achieve."
The Development Exchange's Java Zone
Renown author Scott Ambler and a team of Rogue Wave Software developers have joined together to write The Elements of Java Style. While there are many books that explain the syntax and basic use of Java, this book explains not just what you can do with the syntax, but what you ought to do. It illustrates rules with parallel examples of correct and incorrect usage. Not only will Java developers and programmers who read this book write better Java code, but they will become more productive as well. Programmers who take the time to write high-quality code from the start will find it easier to modify it during the development process.
Read Code Complete by Steve McConnell. You don't need this book. It contradicts itself on several occasions and is totally wrong on others. Read morePublished on Feb. 12 2004 by Terry Smith
In the Spring semester of 2003, I am teaching a class in software engineering and the students are creating a large program that is to be written in Java. Read morePublished on March 24 2003 by Charles Ashbacher
This book provides a strong basis for establishing the always needed coding standards on every project. Read morePublished on Aug. 14 2002 by Richard L. Robinson
Great quick reference when it doubt/can't remember. Personal coding style is a myth and is also a dangerous practice! Read morePublished on June 28 2002 by Amazon Customer
it's only recommended for the most begginer of the begginers, in general programing not only in java. Read morePublished on Jan. 2 2002 by Gerard
This book is really a set of rules for coding style. It is good for that, and has common sense rules. However for such a SMALL book, you pay a lot. Read morePublished on Nov. 14 2001 by Mark W Mitchell
If you're concerned about writing a Code that you and other people will understand,
respect and maintain - this book is for you. Read more
This book shows rules mostly for teams or advanced Java programers; however, some parts can be useful also as a reference for starters or intermediate programers. Read morePublished on July 18 2001 by Justo S.
This book does exactly what it says it will - it gives you a series of coding standards to rely upon for team coding. The book is not, however, very heavy on theory. Read morePublished on July 16 2001 by DipKnight