“Clean Code” from Robert Martin

Speaker : Élie de Panafieu
Bell Labs
Date: 01/07/2020
Time: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm


What is the difference between “good” and “bad” code? What gain is there to expect from turning to clean code? I know how to code and have good notions of algorithmic (publication in computer algebra and teaching in master). But something was clearly missing, since my projects, after reaching around 300 lines of code, would become heavy to develop et hard to evolve.

Following the advice of a coder friend, I read the book “Clean Code” from Robert Martin. My coding skill have since improved and, even more important, I find joy again into coding even for my longest projects. In this short presentation, I will cover the first few chapters of the book: code readability, single responsibility principle for classes and functions, comments, tests.