When searching for recommended books for developers, Code Complete always made the recommended book list. A lot of industry experts, for which I have high admiration, suggest Code Complete as one of the must-read books. I mean … if these people say this book is a must-read, who would I be to discuss that. Unnecessary to say, Code Complete 2nd Edition made it to my real Bookshelf.
The first edition of the book was published in 1993, while the second edition was published in 2004. At first, I was really sceptical about this book, whether it was still up-to-date since this book has been around for almost 2 decennium.
However, there is not discussion possible. This book rightfully deserves it’s title as one of the must-read books as a developer. The book focusses mainly on software construction and managing complexity. Programming style and code readability are discussed thoroughly. The examples in this book are mainly in c++, Java or Visual Basic, but they are understandable for people not familiar with those languages.
There is not much to be said about it … If you have not read the book, you might just aswell buy it. You won’t regret it!