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The bible of all fundamental algorithms and the work that taught many of todayâs software developers most of what they know about computer programming.
âByte, September 1995
Countless readers have spoken about the profound personal influence of Knuthâs work. Scientists have marveled at the beauty and elegance of his analysis, while ordinary programmers have successfully applied his âcookbookâ solutions to their day-to-day problems. All have admired Knuth for the breadth, clarity, accuracy, and good humor found in his books.
I canât begin to tell you how many pleasurable hours of study and recreation they have afforded me! I have pored over them in cars, restaurants, at work, at homeâ¦ and even at a Little League game when my son wasnât in the line-up.
Primarily written as a reference, some people have nevertheless found it possible and interesting to read each volume from beginning to end. A programmer in China even compared the experience to reading a poem.
If you think youâre a really good programmerâ¦ read [Knuthâs] Art of Computer Programmingâ¦ You should definitely send me a rÃ©sumÃ© if you can read the whole thing.
Whatever your background, if you need to do any serious computer programming, you will find your own good reason to make each volume in this series a readily accessible part of your scholarly or professional library.
Itâs always a pleasure when a problem is hard enough that you have to get the Knuths off the shelf. I find that merely opening one has a very useful terrorizing effect on computers.
In describing the new fourth volume, one reviewer listed the qualities that distinguish all of Knuthâs work.
[In sum:] detailed coverage of the basics, illustrated with well-chosen examples; occasional forays into more esoteric topics and problems at the frontiers of research; impeccable writing peppered with occasional bits of humor; extensive collections of exercises, all with solutions or helpful hints; a careful attention to history; implementations of many of the algorithms in his classic step-by-step form.
These four books comprise what easily could be the most important set of information on any serious programmerâs bookshelf.
I am not a recruiter. I am a software engineer. And as such, I know what it's like to be asked to whip up brilliant algorithms on the spot and then write flawless code on a whiteboard. I've been through this as a candidate and as an interviewer.
Cracking the Coding Interview, 6th Edition is here to help you through this process, teaching you what you need to know and enabling you to perform at your very best. I've coached and interviewed hundreds of software engineers. The result is this book.
Learn how to uncover the hints and hidden details in a question, discover how to break down a problem into manageable chunks, develop techniques to unstick yourself when stuck, learn (or re-learn) core computer science concepts, and practice on 189 interview questions and solutions.
These interview questions are real; they are not pulled out of computer science textbooks. They reflect what's truly being asked at the top companies, so that you can be as prepared as possible. WHAT'S INSIDE?
Illustrations: Illustrations, black and white
What do flashlights, the British invasion, black cats, and seesaws have to do with computers? In CODE, they show us the ingenious ways we manipulate language and invent new means of communicating with each other. And through CODE, we see how this ingenuity and our very human compulsion to communicate have driven the technological innovations of the past two centuries.
Using everyday objects and familiar language systems such as Braille and Morse code, author Charles Petzold weaves an illuminating narrative for anyone whoâs ever wondered about the secret inner life of computers and other smart machines.
Itâs a cleverly illustrated and eminently comprehensible storyâand along the way, youâll discover youâve gained a real context for understanding todayâs world of PCs, digital media, and the Internet. No matter what your level of technical savvy, CODE will charm youâand perhaps even awaken the technophile within.
For a beginner, programming can seem like something scary or hard to do. With all the technical terms and concepts out there, as well as the numerous programming languages available at your disposal, it is so important - now more than ever before - to build a strong foundation. When you understand the fundamentals of programming, learning any programming language is a piece of cake. In addition, programming is not just all about coding; it is also about knowing how to plan your work, how to set deadlines, how to communicate with team members, how to use existing components, how to debug existing codes and fix issues, how to build secure systems, how to use the right tools, etc. All of this is covered in this book in a way that is easy for you to understand. Once you read this book to the end, you will become more confident and equipped with the knowledge necessary for success in this field. A career in computer programming is one of the most rewarding choices you will make in your life. The opportunities are endless and this book will give you the foundation you need.Below is a preview of what youâll learn:
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