5.0 out of 5 stars
Excellent summary of coding style and common practices, Nov. 15 2000
This book offers a good style reference for programmers to agree upon, enabling them to move on to focus attention on larger issues for discussion. Along with style guidelines, the book offers a good assortment of coding practice suggestions as well. Such as; lazy instantiation of objects, not creating objects that might go unused, and many more. The book consists primarily of concepts most programmers would consider common sense. However, the fact that it pools so many of these relatively simple concepts is what makes it so valuable. For work environments where people care about spending their time debating more architectural and design related issues, this book is a must to snub out any time wasting coding standards bickering. This book coupled with Dov Bulka's 'Java Performance and Scalability' are must-reads.