My girlfriend recently purchased this book for me after I had seen it mentioned in a Stackoverflow thread (that I’ve mentioned in a previous blog post here). I’ve just started reading it and I have to say that it’s rather well written and I’d recommend it to any programmer who would like to improve in their skills as a programmer in general. The first chapter sums up the reasons for reading the book in the first place “You are reading this book for two reasons. first, you are a programmer. Second, you want to be a better programmer. Good. We need better programmers.” So I’d suggest if you’d like to improve in your code writing skills that you pick up a copy and have a read.