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George Heineman is an Associate Professor of Computer Science at WPI. His research interests are in Software Engineering. He co-edited the 2001 book "Component-Based Software Engineering: Putting the Pieces Together". He was the Program Chair for the 2005 International Symposium on Component-Based Software Engineering.
Gary Pollice is a self-labeled curmudgeon (that's a crusty, ill-tempered, usually old man) who spent over 35 years in industry trying to figure out what he wanted to be when he grew up. Even though he hasn't grown up yet, he did make the move in 2003 to the hallowed halls of academia where he has been corrupting the minds of the next generation of software developers with radical ideas like, "develop software for your customer, learn how to work as part of a team, design and code quality and elegance and correctness counts, and it's okay to be a nerd as long as you are a great one."
Gary is a Professor of Practice (meaning he had a real job before becoming a professor) at Worcester Polytechnic Institute. He went to WPI because he was so impressed with the WPI graduates that he's worked with over the years. He lives in central Massachusetts with his wife, Vikki, and their two dogs, Aloysius and Ignatius. When not working on geeky things he ... well he's always working on geeky things. You can see what he's up to by visiting his WPI home page at:http://web.cs.wpi.edu/~gpollice/. Feel free to drop him a note and complain or cheer about the book.
Stanley Selkow received a BS in Electrical Engineering from Carnegie Institute of Technology in 1965, and then a Ph.D. in the same area from the University of Pennsylvania in 1970. From 1968 to 1970 he was in the Public Health Service at the National Institutes of Health at Bethesda Maryland. Since 1970 he has been on the faculty at universities in Knoxville TN and Worcester MA, as well as Montreal, Chonqing, Lausanne and Paris. His major research has been in graph theory and algorithm design.
Regarding the book's title, ... now I feel it's just appropriately simple, honest, and down-to-earth.
If this book tells you what you already know or even does a better job of explaining what you know this is the book for you.
This book makes you concentrate on the practical details of evaluating algorithms and does a wonderful job.
Algorithms in a Nutshell delivers on its promise of providing concise introductions to a variety of algorithms fulfilling a variety of needs, from performing a search to sorting... Read morePublished 10 months ago by Josh Kunken
I'm only part way through so far but enjoying this book. The style of writing is geared very well to understanding the algorithms.Published 15 months ago by Williamsons
Handy to have about, but for a desktop reference, I think there should have been some more material. Read morePublished 22 months ago by Arnab Bhaduri
I do not find this book a desktop quick reference to the topic of algorithms; instead, it is pitched too low, as if it were targetting first year university students, rather than... Read morePublished 24 months ago by Andrew Oliver
The book has an appropriate coverage on several interesting techniques commonly used and referred to in computer sciences. Worth the money.Published on February 24, 2013 by Amazon Customer
Don't get me wrong, math equations are very important and are critical parts of understanding algorithms. Read morePublished on January 15, 2013 by Evnik Grishka
I bought this in preparation for software engineering job interviews after being out of college for a decade and finding myself being asked to write things like a Quicksort at... Read morePublished on January 2, 2013 by warhammerjunkeee
This is the exact book I was looking for on algorithms. I glanced at it while at Barnes & Noble, but obviously ordering it through Amazon. Read morePublished on December 5, 2012 by Arman Alimian
What I've read so far met my expectation. Well written narrative gets you easily started in the concepts behind algorithms. Read morePublished on September 24, 2012 by Noe Nieto