Code Complete: A Practical Handbook of Software Construction. Redmond, Wa.: Microsoft Press, 880 pages, 1993. Retail price: $35. ISBN: 1-55615-484-4. 

Buy Code Complete from Amazon.com.


College Courses

Many college courses are now using Code Complete as a main text or an auxiliary text. The easiest way I've discovered to find college courses that are using Code Complete as a text is to do an Internet search for "Code Complete" McConnell syllabus.

Here are a few of the courses I've found:

Azusa Pacific University (CS524 Software Engineering I)

Azusa Pacific University (CS525 Software Engineering II)

Dartmouth College (CS 23 Software Design and Implementation)

DePaul University   (SE 455 Software Development Methods)
    Second version of same course at same university

Drexel University (INFO 628 Information Systems Implementation)

University of Maryland (CMSC 435 Software Engineering)

MIT (Object Oriented Software Construction Tutorial)

Moravian College (CS 334 Systems Software)

Oregon MSE (OMSE 535 Software Implementation and Testing)

San Diego State University (CS530 Systems Programming)

San Diego State University (CS596 Client-Server Programming)

San Diego State University (CS596 Object-Oriented Programming)

University of South Carolina (CSCI 240: Software Design and Development)

University of Utah (CS 4510 Software Engineering Laboratory)

University of Waterloo (SYDE 221 Software Design)

 

Email me at stevemcc@construx.com.