[MUD-Dev] Java tidbits (was: Re: TECH: STL / Heaps, etc.)

Alistair Milne krug at krug.org.uk
Thu Aug 23 08:05:10 New Zealand Standard Time 2001


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Bobby Martin

> I know of several C++ books that I consider 'required reading',
> and of course there's "Design Patterns" by Gamma et al for any OO
> development, but I am scarce on good Java treatments.  Anything by
> Sun or O'Reilly is generally good, but so far none of them have
> amazed me like Stroustrup's or Scott Meyers' C++ books.

While we're on the subject I'd like to recommend Code Complete by
Steve McConnell.  Of them all this one has saved me the most time
and frustration at debug time.  It is absolutely packed with little
hints and tips on readability, efficiency, defensive programming,
and so on.  You can pick it up, open it at any random page, and then
sit there for hours flipping through it learning useful things.
Well, I can anyway :)

Alistair

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