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500 Lines or Less By Amy Brown, Michael DiBernardo
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As we pointed out in The Architecture of Open Source Applications, architects look at thousands of buildings during their training, and study the critiques of many more. But most software developers... More > only ever get to know a handful of programs well — usually programs they wrote themselves. This book provides you with the chance to study how 26 experienced programmers think when they are building something new. The programs you will read about in this book were all written from scratch to solve difficult problems. A web server, a pedometer, a Python interpreter, a web-based spreadsheet, and many more applications are written, in 500 lines of code or less, and described by their creators so that you can learn from their insights and their mistakes.< Less
500 Lines or Less By Amy Brown, Michael DiBernardo
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As we pointed out in The Architecture of Open Source Applications, architects look at thousands of buildings during their training, and study the critiques of many more. But most software developers... More > only ever get to know a handful of programs well — usually programs they wrote themselves. This book provides you with the chance to study how 26 experienced programmers think when they are building something new. The programs you will read about in this book were all written from scratch to solve difficult problems. A web server, a pedometer, a Python interpreter, a web-based spreadsheet, and many more applications are written, in 500 lines of code or less, and described by their creators so that you can learn from their insights and their mistakes.< Less
Software Carpentry: Volume 1 - The Basics By Greg Wilson
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Software Carpentry's mission is to make scientists and engineers more productive by teaching them basic computing skills. Founded in 1998, our volunteer instructors now run over a hundred two-day... More > workshops every year in a dozen different countries for thousands of learners. This book contains our core lessons on the Unix shell, version control with Git, programming in Python, and using databases with SQL. More importantly, it will show you how to automate repetitive tasks, track and share work, create programs that are readable, testable, and reusable, and manage data, so that you can get more done in less time and with less pain.< Less
The Architecture of Open Source Applications By Amy Brown, Greg Wilson
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Architects look at thousands of buildings during their training, and study critiques of those buildings written by masters. In contrast, most software developers only ever get to know a handful of... More > large programs well — usually programs they wrote themselves — and never study the great programs of history. As a result, they repeat one another’s mistakes rather than building on one another’s successes. This book’s goal is to change that. In it, the authors of twenty-five open source applications explain how their software is structured, and why. What are each program's major components? How do they interact? And what did their builders learn during their development? In answering these questions, the contributors to this book provide unique insights into how they think.< Less