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Programming on Purpose III: Essays on Software Technology Paperback – January, 1994

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This collection of essays drawn from Plauger's popular "Programming on Purpose" column in the magazine Computer Language, focuses on the technology of writing computer software. Plauger's style is clear without being simplistic, reducing complex themes to bite-size chunks. KEY TOPICS: Covers a number of important technical themes such as computer arithmetic, approximating math functions, human perception and artificial intelligence, encrypting data and clarifying documentation.

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall (January 1994)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0133281132
  • ISBN-13: 978-0133281132
  • Product Dimensions: 0.5 x 6 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8.8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,037,213 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I have owned a copy of this book since it first came out, and every once in a while I dig it out (and its companions, Programming on Purpose Volume I && Programming on Purpose Volume II), and re-read them. While some of the articles are dated, and have clearly been overtaken by technological developments of the last twenty years, many have not. Most of his writing is not about specific technologies or programming languages, but about the people and the politics, the timeless algorithmic challenges, and how it all comes together. If he ever decided to do a twentieth or twenty-fifth anniversary edition of the books, I'd buy them in a heartbeat.
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