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Clean Code: A Handbook of Agile Software Craftsman&hellip by Robert C. Martin
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3.0 out of 5 stars Good, not great, April 11 2010
This book is an OK collection of coding tips, but is not in the same league as Steve McConnell's God-like "Code Complete". This is illustrated by comparing how the two books broach the topic of "how long should a function be?".

Martin writes things like "Functions should hardly ever the 20 lines long ... This is not an assertion that I can justify. I can't provide any references to research that shows that very small functions are better." On the same topic McConnell doesn't merely make unjustified assertions, he states that the optimal function size is 100-200 lines then *does* provide citations to 7 actual studies referenced in a massive 20 page bibliography(!) to affirm his… Read more

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