Practical Object-Oriented Design in Ruby (POODR) is a programmers tale about how to write object-oriented code.

Written by Sandi Metz, it explains object-oriented design (OOD) using realistic, understandable examples.   POODR* is a practical, readable introduction to how OOD can lower your costs and improve your applications.

POODR will help you:

  • Decide what belongs in a single class
  • Avoid entangling objects that should be kept separate
  • Define flexible interfaces among objects
  • Reduce programming overhead costs with duck typing
  • Successfully apply inheritance
  • Build objects via composition
  • Design cost-effective tests
  • Craft simple, straightforward, understandable code

If your code is killing you and the joy is gone, POODR has the cure.

* A note on pronunciation:  Think pooder, as if you were a three year old attempting to say computer.   Please don’t think anything else, though you may smile as you say it if you like.

There are affiliate links on this site, which means that I earn a small commission if you purchase a book.
This makes me happy, and comes at no cost to you.