Programmers who endure and succeed amidst swirling uncertainty and nonstop pressure share a common attribute: They care deeply about the practice of creating software. They treat it as a craft. They are professionals. In The Clean Coder: A Code of Conduct for Professional Programmers, legendary software expert Robert C. Martin introduces the disciplines, techniques, tools, and practices of true software craftsmanship. This book is packed with practical advice--about everything from estimating and coding to refactoring and testing. It covers much more than technique: It is about attitude. Martin shows how to approach software development with honor, self-respect, and pride; work well and work clean; communicate and estimate faithfully; face difficult decisions with clarity and honesty; and understand that deep knowledge comes with a responsibility to act. Readers will learn * What it means to behave as a true software craftsman * How to deal with conflict, tight schedules, and unreasonable managers * How to get into the flow of coding, and get past writer's block * How to handle unrelenting pressure and avoid burnout * How to combine enduring attitudes with new development paradigms * How to manage your time, and avoid blind alleys, marshes, bogs, and swamps * How to foster environments where programmers and teams can thrive * When to say "No"--and how to say it * When to say "Yes"--and what yes really means Great software is something to marvel at: powerful, elegant, functional, a pleasure to work with as both a developer and as a user. Great software isn't written by machines. It is written by professionals with an unshakable commitment to craftsmanship. The Clean Coder will help you become one of them--and earn the pride and fulfillment that they alone possess.