Robert Cecil Martin

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Not to be confused with Robert "Bob" Martin.
Robert Cecil Martin
Born December 1952 (age 62)
Fields Software engineering

Robert Cecil Martin (born 5 December 1952[1][2]), known colloquially as "Uncle Bob",[3] is an American software consultant and author. Martin has been a software professional since 1970 and an international software consultant since 1990. In 2001, he initiated the meeting of the group that created agile software development from extreme programming techniques.[4] He is also a leading member of the software craftsmanship movement.

He founded Object Mentor Inc.,[5] a consulting firm that specializes in training their clients in C++, Java, OOP, patterns, UML, agile methodologies, and extreme programming.

From 1996 to 1999 he was the editor-in-chief of the C++ Report. In 2002 he wrote Agile Software Development: Principles, Patterns, and Practices, which gives pragmatic advice on object-oriented design and development in an agile team. He has also published a number of popular books and articles on programming and software methodologies.


  • Designing Object-Oriented C++ Applications using the Booch Method. Prentice-Hall. 1995. ISBN 0-13-203837-4. 
  • Agile Software Development: Principles, Patterns and Practices. Pearson Education. 2002. ISBN 0-13-597444-5. 
  • UML for Java Programmers. Prentice Hall. 2003. ISBN 9780131428485. 
  • Clean Code: A Handbook of Agile Software Craftsmanship. Prentice Hall PTR. 2008. ISBN 0-13-235088-2. 
  • The Clean Coder: A Code of Conduct for Professional Programmers. Prentice Hall. 2011. ISBN 0-13-708107-3. 

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  3. ^ "UncleBob". Retrieved 27 November 2014. 
  4. ^ Highsmith, Jim (2001). "History: The Agile Manifesto". Retrieved 2007-07-16. 
  5. ^ "Object Mentor Inc: Robert C. Martin Profile". Retrieved 2010-07-02 and Uncle Bob Consulting LLC urs=  Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)

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