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Robert C. Martin, or Uncle Bob as he is called, is probably the most impressive coder I have read a book from ever! Right from the word go Robert is filling you with tons of information, skill, and knowledge about what is good code. He doesn't mix any words, letting you know immediately that you will spend some time with this book, it took me almost two weeks to work my way through with a great understanding of the concepts in this book.
I don't want to scare anyone, this book is really important for any coder to read. I will be suggesting it to my employers from now on as a required reading for our developers. The concepts are sound, solid, and make sense. There is no voodoo in this book, and nothing that doesn't come from a great deal of working with code.
Clean Code has the ability to turn any good coder into a great coder, and build teams into better coding machines.
Robert explains the best techniques if factoring code so that it will be easiest to read, and refactor. If the tips, tricks, and suggestions are followed then any coder would be able to follow in your footsteps and enjoy maintaining your code.
There is nothing too outrageous in Clean Code, but instead is a good explanation of why you should code the way we were taught. If you weren't taught to code well, then you really owe it to the coders in your wake to come and read this book.