Good books in computer science?

Graham Ashton graham.ashton at
Sun Jun 14 15:19:13 CEST 2009

On 2009-06-14 14:04:02 +0100, Steven D'Aprano 
<steve at> said:

> Nathan Stoddard wrote:
>> The best way to become a good programmer is to program. Write a lot of
>> code; work on some large projects. This will improve your skill more than
>> anything else.
> I think there are about 100 million VB code-monkeys who prove that theory
> wrong.

Really? So you don't think that the best way to get good at something 
is to practice? I think I'm paraphrasing Richard Feynman here, but the 
only way to truly understand something is to do it.

Obviously a bit of guided learning is a major boon, but you can't be practice.

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