Fwd: Re: Writing solid code book

yaipa h. yaipa at yahoo.com
Fri Sep 5 18:15:28 CEST 2003


> Perhaps something like Kent Beck's _Test Driven Development_ would
> be more easily applicable to Python than Writing Solid code.
> (self.disclaimer = "Have not read it personally")

Yes, but unfortunately, I have found Kent's 'xUnit' 
(python example chapters) code to be quite buggy.

see:
http://groups.google.com/groups?hl=en&lr=&ie=UTF-8&threadm=6e07b825.0306262143.4c5735d5%40posting.google.com&rnum=1&prev=/groups%3Fq%3Dyaipa%2Bbeck%2Bgroup:comp.lang.python.*%26hl%3Den%26lr%3D%26ie%3DUTF-8%26group%3Dcomp.lang.python.*%26selm%3D6e07b825.0306262143.4c5735d5%2540posting.google.com%26rnum%3D1

I was going to write an errata, but found that to do so, 
I would have to write the chapters over from scratch. 
At which point I decided that it was time to move on and
get some work done.

  --Alan



Jeremy Dillworth <jwdillworth at yahoo.com> wrote in message news:<mailman.1062712334.5549.python-list at python.org>...
> --- "John J. Lee" <jjl at pobox.com> wrote:
> > post400 at prontomail.com (post400) writes:
> > 
> > > there is another famous book 'Writing solid code' but does it apply to
> > > Python ? Or it's usable only by Microsoft C programmers ? The author
> > > seems to be an ex-Microsoft guy !
> > 
> > Never read it, but from the blurb about and extract from it in my copy
> > of Code Complete it certainly sounds pretty focused on C.
> > 
> > The Python Cookbook is the first book I'd have on my list if I were
> > learning Python now (O'Reilly, eds. Martelli & Ascher).
> > 
> > 
> > John
> > -- 
> > http://mail.python.org/mailman/listinfo/python-list
> 
> I agree!  Python cookbook is a must-have for any [aspiring] Python 
> programmer.
> 
> Writing solid code is more about avoiding errors though, I don't see
> that covered in the cookbook.  Unless I missed some recipes...
> 
> Perhaps something like Kent Beck's _Test Driven Development_ would
> be more easily applicable to Python than Writing Solid code.
> (self.disclaimer = "Have not read it personally")




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