Good books in computer science?

Benjamin Kaplan benjamin.kaplan at case.edu
Sun Jun 14 21:16:04 CEST 2009


On Sun, Jun 14, 2009 at 9:04 AM, Steven D'Aprano <
steve at removethis.cybersource.com.au> 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.
>

There aren't 100 million VB code-monkeys. There are 100 million VB
drag-and-drop monkeys, but they never actually wrote any program by
themselves- Daddy Microsoft wrote a lot of it for them.



>
> 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.
>
>
> --
> Steven
>
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