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Think like a Programmer

Think Like A Programmer 100.jpgEvery once in a while I try to share a book that I’ve been reading that may be of interest.

 

Think like a Programmer raised my interests as soon as I saw the title.

 

The author’s goal was to share strategies that help with problem solving, but from a programmer’s perspective. It starts with some classic and simple problems and builds from there. Each chapter has exercises that help the reader apply the techniques. The code examples in the book are C++, but none of the techniques used were specific to C++ (at least that I could see), but that does mean that some level of programming skill will be required.

 

Most programmers will benefit from this book by either thinking about problems in creative ways or just through the entertainment of the problem solving exercises. The author goes beyond basic programming problems though and delves into object oriented techniques, recursion and code reuse. It definitely not what I’d call a text book, but it is not beach reading either. I’d recommend it for developers who like to contemplate possibilities.

 

Note: this review is based on the ebook version provided via O'Reilly Reader Review Program.

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