Good books in computer science?

Chris Jones cjns1989 at
Sun Jun 14 18:15:59 CEST 2009

On Sun, Jun 14, 2009 at 09:04:02AM EDT, Steven D'Aprano wrote:
> 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.
> Seriously, and without denigrating any specific language, you can program by
> (almost) mindlessly following a fixed number of recipes and patterns. This
> will get the job done, but it won't make you a good programmer.

Vivaldi vs. Mozart 

And the latter especially had definitely mastered his editor. Just think
of the sheer volume of the coding he managed during his short life.

Not many bugs either…


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