RE: books on programming

From: Lorin Rivers (
Date: Mon Jan 01 2001 - 18:54:07 PST

At 5:56 PM -0800 1/1/01, Lisa Dusseault wrote:
>This last guy mentions "Refactoring", which I'm tempted to get. But I'm
>not going to, because it would be like feeding a jumbo triple-shot
>caramel mocha to a hyper kid.

Reafactoring is very popular among the lads around my office (led by
a CMU grad...).

I'm in marketing so books such as those make my ears smoke...

Although, I have apparently reached the level of annoyance with my
own program that it may be time for me to tackle it...

I sure wish there was a book that explained how to think like a
programmer, e.g., what are the essential, non-language, non-platform
truths about programming.

Our product lets meatheads like me program, but there aren't any
"learn to program" books out there except "VB for dummies"
(oxymoron?) type things.

There is a "learn to program your Mac" book coming out (maybe)...


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