Practical Object-Oriented Design, An Agile Primer Using 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.

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