Greg Wilson holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Edinburgh, and has worked on high-performance scientific computing, data visualization, and computer security. He is the author of Data Crunching and Practical Parallel Programming (MIT Press, 1995), and is a contributing editor at Doctor Dobb's Journal, and an adjunct professor in Computer Science at the University of Toronto.
Andy Oram is an editor at O'Reilly Media, a highly respected book publisher and technology information provider. An employee of the company since 1992, Andy currently specializes in free software and open source technologies. His work for O'Reilly includes the first books ever published commercially in the United States on Linux, and the 2001 title Peer-to-Peer. His modest programming and system administration skills are mostly self-taught.
Great collection of essays from many famous programmers, from what I've read so far, this book is pretty awesome!Published 1 month ago by Wat
This is an interesting book. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. I certainly do not find all of the code featured in this book to be beautiful, but there is a lot of variety in... Read morePublished 9 months ago by Julian Richardson
I haven't quite finished this yet but I have been enjoying it and Amazon asked me to review it.
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If anything, this book is proof that beauty is in the eye of the beholder. To my eye this collection is hit-or-miss. Read morePublished 17 months ago by T. Fricke
as the headline says - if you want to learn how to really think about a programming task, you should read this book.Published 19 months ago by Marc Barnholdt
I'm a first year computer science student, and a friend of mine recommended this book. With his suggestion, I bought it and read through it. The book is very disjointed. Read morePublished on March 21, 2012 by Jamie O
I have 25 years of programming experience. I found the book overly verbose while lacking true programming pearls. Read morePublished on December 27, 2011 by LinuxAndroid
This book provides an excellent resource for expanding the way we (as computer scientists and software engineers) think about beautiful code.Published on December 19, 2011 by NM