Good books in computer science?

Rhodri James rhodri at
Sun Jun 14 18:28:44 EDT 2009

On Sun, 14 Jun 2009 14:19:13 +0100, Graham Ashton  
<graham.ashton at> 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?

Self-evidently.  If what you practice is bad practice, it doesn't matter
how much you practice it you'll still be no good at good practice in
practice.  Practically speaking, that is :-)

Rhodri James *-* Wildebeest Herder to the Masses

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