• The Clean Coder

  • A Code of Conduct for Professional Programmers
  • By: Robert C. Martin
  • Narrated by: Theodore O'Brien
  • Length: 6 hrs and 12 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (123 ratings)

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Programmers who endure and succeed amidst swirling uncertainty and nonstop pressure share a common attribute: They care deeply about the practice of creating software. They treat it as a craft. They are professionals.

In The Clean Coder: A Code of Conduct for Professional Programmers, legendary software expert Robert C. Martin introduces the disciplines, techniques, tools, and practices of true software craftsmanship. This book is packed with practical advice - about everything from estimating and coding to refactoring and testing. It covers much more than technique: It is about attitude. Martin shows how to approach software development with honor, self-respect, and pride; work well and work clean; communicate and estimate faithfully; face difficult decisions with clarity and honesty; and understand that deep knowledge comes with a responsibility to act.

Listeners will learn:

  • What it means to behave as a true software craftsman
  • How to deal with conflict, tight schedules, and unreasonable managers
  • How to get into the flow of coding, and get past writer’s block
  • How to handle unrelenting pressure and avoid burnout
  • How to combine enduring attitudes with new development paradigms
  • How to manage your time, and avoid blind alleys, marshes, bogs, and swamps
  • How to foster environments where programmers and teams can thrive
  • When to say “no” - and how to say it
  • - When to say “yes” - and what yes really means

Great software is something to marvel at: powerful, elegant, functional, a pleasure to work with as both a developer and as a user. Great software isn’t written by machines. It is written by professionals with an unshakable commitment to craftsmanship. The Clean Coder will help you become one of them - and earn the pride and fulfillment that they alone possess.

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Uncle Bob at his best

100% recommended, don't listen to any negative reviews this is a must read, a credit well worth it.

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The best one

It's the best book I've ever gone through thar talks about professionalism in the coding industry

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If you want to understand software development

The book to listen for everyone who works in software development. Get years of experience in few hours.

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A must read for programmers!

Another fantastic book on best practices when programming. The entire book is generic so can be applied to any programming language.

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Wonderful book about being a software engineer

I enjoyed this book from the very beginning to the very end. I'm very grateful to Uncle Bob for sharing his personal experiences from being an SE. Very valuable lessons and insights and lots of inspiration!

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  • 12-29-21

Most important book for Developer

this book helps developer behave like professionalist. other books of uncle boob helps to improve coding, that this books helps think like professional Developer

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must read/listen for any developer/engineer

it's another book from Uncle Bob, need I say more.
I will simply say if you want to be a professional you need to listen to this and revisit it regularly. 🤓