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Book Review: Code Simplicity

I got to know about Code Simplicity: The Science of Software Development book via some O’Reilly promotion and bought an eBook for some $6 or Re. 300.

Some good points:

Now something not so good about the book:

Lot of the concepts explained in the book are put forth as science, but I dont agree. A lot still depends on the individual, they can be stated as guidelines but not something as concrete as Newtons Laws of Motion. The idea of software design, development varies a lot between companies, but I dont think Newton’s laws dont vary with places. But when it comes to software design, the onus is on the developer, and the code reviewers. I dont say that the topics covered in the book are not useful, they are certainly useful and I enjoyed reading them. Few ideas where really useful, but as a whole the idea of Science of Software development fails.

If at all anytime you get a copy of this book and you are new to software development be it student or a professional I would certainly recommend this book. But there are lots of other better books but considering the volume of this book, I would say nothing is lost in reading it.

Someone wants to buy? head over to Amazon or Flipkart.

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