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Smalltalk Best Practice Patterns

Smalltalk Best Practice Patterns - 97 edition

ISBN13: 978-0134769042

Cover of Smalltalk Best Practice Patterns 97 (ISBN 978-0134769042)
ISBN13: 978-0134769042
ISBN10: 013476904X

Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 97
Copyright: 1997
Publisher: Prentice Hall, Inc.
Published: 1997
International: No

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Smalltalk Best Practice Patterns - 97 edition

ISBN13: 978-0134769042

Kent Beck

ISBN13: 978-0134769042
ISBN10: 013476904X

Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 97
Copyright: 1997
Publisher: Prentice Hall, Inc.
Published: 1997
International: No
Summary

This book presents a set of patterns that organize all the informal experience successful Smalltalk programmers have learned the hard way. Understand these patterns, and you can write much more effective code. Understand the concept of Smalltalk patterns and why they work. Then learn patterns for working with methods, messages, state, collections, classes and formatting. Walk through a development example utilizing patterns.Smalltalk programmers, project managers, teachers and students -- both new and experienced.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction.

Coding. Talking Programs. Good Software. Style. What's Missing? Book Organization. Adoption. Learning a Pattern.

2. Patterns.

Why Patterns Work. Role of Patterns. Reading. Development. Review. Documentation. Clean Up. Format.

3. Behavior.

Methods. Composed Method. Constructor Method. Constructor Parameter Method. Shortcut Constructor Method. Conversion. Converter Method. Converter Constructor Method. Query Method. Comparing Method. Reversing Method. Method Object. Execute Around Method. Debug Printing Method. Method Comment. Messages. Message. Choosing Message. Decomposing Message. Intention Revealing Message. Intention Revealing Selector. Dispatched Interpretation. Double Dispatch. Mediating Protocol. Super. Extending Super. Modifying Super. Delegation. Simple Delegation. Self Delegation. Pluggable Behavior. Pluggable Selector. Pluggable Block. Collecting Parameter.

4. State.

Instance Variables. Common State. Variable State. Explicit Initialization. Lazy Initialization. Default Value Method. Constant Method. Direct Variable Access. Indirect Variable Access. Getting Method. Setting Method. Collection Accessor Method. Enumeration Method. Boolean Property Setting Method. Role Suggesting Instance Variable Name. Temporary Variables. Temporary Variable. Collecting Temporary Variable. Caching Temporary Variable. Explaining Temporary Variable. Reusing Temporary Variable. Role Suggesting Temporary Variable Name.

5. Collections.

Classes. Collection. OrderedCollection. RunArray. Set. Equality Method. Hashing Method. Dictionary. SortedCollection. Array. ByteArray. Interval. Collection Protocol. IsEmpty. Includes:. Concatentation. Enumeration. Do. Collect. Select/Reject. Detect. Inject:into:. Collection Idioms. Duplicate Removing Set. Temporarily Sorted Collection. Stack. Queue. Searching Literal. Lookup Cache. Parsing Stream. Concatenating Stream.

6. Classes.

Simple Superclass Name. Qualified Subclass Name.

7. Formatting.

Inline Message Pattern. Type Suggesting Parameter Name. Indented Control Flow. Rectangular Block. Guard Clause. Conditional Expression. Simple Enumeration Parameter. Cascade. Yourself. Interesting Return Value.

8. Development Example.

Problem. Start. Arithmetic. Integration.

Summary.
Appendix A: Quick Reference.
Index.

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