You may have heard of Uncle Bob. If you have not, now is as good a time as any. Robert C. Martin, known as Uncle Bob, is the author of quite a few canon books.
The one I want to focus on in this post is Clean Code. Out of all of Uncle Bob’s books I’ve read, I would recommend this first. I felt it improved me as a developer like no other book.
I don’t always agree with Uncle Bob, technology-wise or otherwise. But the fact is, Uncle Bob has a very interesting view of the technology world. He helped me form my identity as a developer, over 30 years after I started developing. That says a lot.
The book focuses on code readability. It helps you look at your code from a reader’s perspective. I am confident that my code has never been easier to understand by other developers. In fact, going back to code I’ve written two weeks ago, I AM those other developers.
I won’t bore you with too many details. Spoilers and all. Just get the book and read it. I’d love to hear your thoughts when you’re done.
Be a better developer. Read this book.