[CentralOH] Book Commision

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Sun Dec 21 22:04:17 CET 2014

On Sun, 21 Dec 2014 12:15:39 -0800, timothy spencer <smashing_good_show at hotmail.com> wrote:

> Anyone know of good books for me to read about programming in 
> general? 

The Practice of Programming by Kernighan & Pike
    the above is probably the most practical book at your stage
The UNIX Philosophy by Mike Gancarz
The Mythical Man Month by Frederick P. Brooks, Jr.

> I was wondering if there were books that were really more 
> theoretical, or talking about how to think algorithmically... 
> Things like that.

The Art of Computer Programming by Donald Knuth
Read Eds Dijkstra and Yourdon's writings about Structured Programming
Test-Driven Development: By Example by Kent Beck
The Cathedral and The Bazaar by Eric Raymond

> The best way to learn programming is to read and to do it. 

That's what's works for me, and talking with peers. 
Good music helps also. 

If you buy from a big river, someone might appreciate clicking 
on links from http://owlriver.com/books/

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