Good books in computer science?

Lawrence D'Oliveiro ldo at geek-central.gen.new_zealand
Mon Jun 15 00:39:50 CEST 2009

In message <0050ecf7$0$9684$c3e8da3 at>, Steven D'Aprano 

> Graham Ashton wrote:
>> 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?
> Shame on you for deliberately cutting out my more serious and nuanced
> answer while leaving a silly quip.

Can't have been very "serious and nuanced" if it could be summed up by such 
a "silly quip" though, could it?

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