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Think Like a Programmer: An Introduction to Creative Problem Solving (Paperback)

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    Rewire your brain

    Examples in this book are written in C++, but will improve your ability to think like a programmer in any language.

    The real challenge of programming isn't learning a language's syntax—it's learning t......more

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Rewire your brain

Examples in this book are written in C++, but will improve your ability to think like a programmer in any language.

The real challenge of programming isn't learning a language's syntax—it's learning to creatively solve problems so you can build something great. In this one-of-a-kind text, author V. Anton Spraul breaks down the ways that programmers solve problems and teaches you what other introductory books often ignore: how to Think Like a Programmer. Each chapter tackles a single programming concept, like classes, pointers, and recursion, and open-ended exercises throughout challenge you to apply your knowledge. You'll also learn how to:

  • Split problems into discrete components to make them easier to solve
  • Make the most of code reuse with functions, classes, and libraries
  • Pick the perfect data structure for a particular job
  • Master more advanced programming tools like recursion and dynamic memory
  • Organize your thoughts and develop strategies to tackle particular types of problems

Although the book's examples are written in C++, the creative problem-solving concepts they illustrate go beyond any particular language; in fact, they often reach outside the realm of computer science. As the most skillful programmers know, writing great code is a creative art—and the first step in creating your masterpiece is learning to Think Like a Programmer.

V. Anton Spraul has taught introductory programming and computer science for more than 15 years. This book is a distillation of the techniques he has used and honed over many one-on-one sessions with struggling programers. He is also the author of Computer Science Made Simple (Broadway).

Author:
Spraul, V. Anton
Genre:
COMPUTERS / Programming / General
Audience:
General/trade
Format:
Paperback
Pages:
352
Language:
English
Publisher:
No Starch Pr
Publish Date:
08/08/2012
Copyright Year:
2012
ISBN:
9781593274245
Height:
9.25 in
Wdth:
7.0 in
Thickness:
1.0 in
Unit weight:
1.1 lb
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