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Implementation Patterns by Kent Beck

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Chapter 1. Introduction

Here we are together. You’ve picked up my book (it’s yours now). You already write code. You have probably already developed a style of your own through your own experiences.

The goal of this book is to help you communicate your intentions through your code. The book begins with an overview of programming and patterns (chapters 2-4). The remainder of the book (chapters 5-8) is a series of short essays, patterns, on how to use the features of Java to write readable code. It closes with a chapter on how to modify the advice here if you are writing frameworks instead of applications. Throughout, the book is focused on programming techniques that enhance communication.

There are several steps to communicating through code. ...

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