Robert C. Martin
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Robert C. Martin
Robert Cecil Martin
5 December 1952
|Other names||"Uncle Bob" Martin|
|Occupation||Software engineer, instructor|
|Known for||Agile Manifesto, SOLID principles|
Robert Cecil Martin, colloquially called "Uncle Bob", is an American software engineer, instructor, and best-selling author. He is most recognized for developing many software design principles and for being a founder of the influential Agile Manifesto.
In 1991, Martin founded Object Mentor, now defunct, which provided instructor-led training on the extreme programming methodology. As of March 2020[update], he operated two companies:
- Uncle Bob Consulting – provides consulting and training services
- Clean Coders – which provides training videos
Software principles and advocacy
Five of Martin's principles have become known collectively as the SOLID principles. Though he invented most of the principles he promotes, the Liskov substitution principle was invented by Barbara Liskov, while the open–closed principle was invented by Bertrand Meyer.
- 1995. Designing Object-Oriented C++ Applications Using the Booch Method. Prentice Hall. ISBN 978-0132038379.
- 2002. Agile Software Development, Principles, Patterns, and Practices. Pearson. ISBN 978-0135974445.
- 2009. Clean Code: A Handbook of Agile Software Craftsmanship. Prentice Hall. ISBN 978-0132350884.
- 2011. The Clean Coder: A Code Of Conduct For Professional Programmers. Prentice Hall. ISBN 978-0137081073.
- 2017. Clean Architecture: A Craftsman's Guide to Software Structure and Design. Prentice Hall. ISBN 978-0134494166.
- 2019. Clean Agile: Back to Basics. Prentice Hall. ISBN 978-0135781869.
- Groupon OnAir (July 26, 2016). The Future of Programming with Uncle Bob Martin. YouTube.
- Heusser, Matthew (May 10, 2011). "Do Professional Programmers Need a Code of Conduct? An Interview with Robert C. "Uncle Bob" Martin". InformIT. Retrieved February 26, 2015.
- "Authors: The Agile Manifesto". Manifesto for Agile Software Development. 2001. Retrieved January 16, 2020.
- Liskov, Barbara; Wing, Jeannette (November 1, 1994). "A behavioral notion of subtyping". ACM Transactions on Programming Languages and Systems. 16 (6): 1811–1841. doi:10.1145/197320.197383. S2CID 999172.
- Martin, Robert C. (January 1996). "The Open-Closed Principle" (PDF). C++ Report. Archived from the original on August 22, 2006.CS1 maint: unfit URL (link)
- Meyer, Bertrand (1988). Object-oriented software construction. New York: Prentice Hall. p. 23. ISBN 0136290493.