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ISBN-13: 978-0201118896 ISBN-10: 0201118890 Edition: 1st

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What do topics ranging from organic chemistry to Napoleon's campaigns have to do with computer programming? This collection of essays demonstrates the many varied aspects of programming, showing how programming can be both a fun and elegant science.

Some of the essays cover programming techniques, like how profilers can provide insight into the dynamic behavior of programs, and methods for making data files self-describing. These techniques deal with real programs and they are realistically illustrated, using the C and Awk languages. Bentley also provides the reader with some tricks of the programmer's trade, like a collection of rules of thumb and hints for finding simple solutions to hard problems.

These essays also originally appeared in the author's column in Communication of the ACM, and have been substantially revised, incorporating new sections, problems, and reader comments.



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  • Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional; 1 edition (January 11, 1988)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0201118890
  • ISBN-13: 978-0201118896
  • Product Dimensions: 5.9 x 0.6 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #124,172 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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39 of 41 people found the following review helpful By Johan Kotlinski on January 12, 2009
Format: Paperback
This book follows the same format as the original Programming Pearls (2nd Edition) (ACM Press), but the content is very different. Where Programming Pearls has a strong focus on performance and algorithms, this book is a mixed bag. It presents articles on practical things like profiling (pre-gprof), associative arrays, how to represent data in text (pre-XML), a collection of computer science quotes, the Pic language, creating graphs (pre-Excel)...

Compared to the timeless puzzles and mind expanders of Programming Pearls, the practical nature of these articles make them susceptible to aging. There is some interesting stuff - for example it was nice to get an introduction to the Pic language. But it's by no means an essential book. I don't regret getting it, but if I lost it, I wouldn't get a new copy.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Marc Magrans De Abril on January 3, 2011
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Programming Pearls is far superior to this one. However, I still consider this one as much better than the usual programming books (and anyway is pretty short).
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I just love the way Jon Bentley writes. I don't know what else to say. These two books really teach the basics of solving programming problems. It takes many years to master the basics in practice but these books teach the basics well. I once wrote a blog post (http://www.catonmat.net/blog/three-beautiful-quicksorts/) about Jon Bentley's chapter in Beautiful Code that he based on a chapter on quick sort in Programming Pearls.

Classic programming book. My favorite author, Jon Bentley, knows how to write clearly and enthusiastically about algorithms and computer science problems. This book is timeless and it teaches you how to reason about problems, break them apart, and efficiently implement the solutions. You'll pass the Google interview if you read and understand this book.

This book (together with Programming Pearls) shares #3 in my all time Top 100 Favorite Programming, Computer and Science books:

http://www.catonmat.net/blog/top-100-books-part-one/

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