By Scott W. Ambler

Scott Ambler, writer of establishing item purposes that paintings, technique styles, and extra strategy styles, has revised his acclaimed first booklet, the item Primer. lengthy prized in its unique variation via either scholars and pros because the most sensible advent to object-oriented expertise, now this ebook is totally up to date with new fabric in each bankruptcy. There also are new chapters on reliable OO programming options and OO software program trying out. All modeling notation has been rewritten in UML notation. evaluate questions on the finish of every bankruptcy let readers to check their newly obtained wisdom. moreover, the writer takes time to mirror at the classes discovered during the last few years through discussing the confirmed merits and disadvantages of the expertise. this is often the proper publication for any software program improvement expert or pupil looking an creation to the techniques and terminology of item know-how.

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Creating a significant number of these links can quickly clutter a comment block with {@link} tags, making it hard to read and maintain the original source. Create links only when the documentation associated with the referenced element would truly be of interest or value to the reader. Do not create links for every occurrence of an identifier. If an identifier appears more than once, simply create a link for the first occurrence and mark any subsequent instances using the mark-up discussed in Rule #43.

Plauger. The Elements of Programming Style. (New York: McGraw–Hill, 1988), pg. 118. html. 15 Bertrand Meyer, Object-Oriented Software Construction, 2nd Edition. (Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey: Prentice Hall, Inc, 1997). 16 Brian Kernighan and P. J. Plauger. The Elements of Programming Style. (New York: McGraw–Hill, 1988), pg. 119. html. 2. 19 Sun Microsystems. How to Write Doc Comments for Javadoc, ed. , 1999). html, Aug 1999. 20 Using a fixed, instead of a proportional-width typeface and using a different color.

Add internal comments only if they will aid others in understanding your code. Avoid the temptation to insert comments that provide useless or irrelevant information: public int occurrencesOf(Object item) { // This turned out to be much simpler // than I expected. Let's Go Mets!! = null) ? = null) ? 1 : 0; } If an internal comment does not add any value, it is best to let the code speak for itself. 60. Describe why the code is doing what it does, not what the code is doing. Good code is self-documenting.

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