Good books in computer science?

Steven D'Aprano steve at
Sun Jun 14 09:04:02 EDT 2009

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

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.


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