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Code Craft by Pete Goodliffe

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Recipes: The How and the What

There are two different aspects we'll investigate. Software "recipes" employ a development process and also a programming style. The two are separate and connected:

  • The process is the larger picture: It describes the steps taken to construct software. This encompasses the entire development organization, not just the programmers. Most software construction is not a one-person job; the process explains how to get a number of people to build a coherent whole. Or at least, it should attempt to.

  • The programming style is the smaller picture: It is an underlying approach for dissecting, building, and gluing software components together. It will quite likely be influenced by the choice of development process, but doesn't have ...

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