Think Like a Programmer: An Introduction to Creative Problem Solving 1st Edition

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A Message From Author V. Anton Spraul

“Over the past 15 years, I've taught programming to countless students from every sort of background. A few of them were naturals, but most struggled, even the ones who would eventually turn into excellent programmers. However, they weren't struggling with the syntax of the programming language, but rather with applying it to solve the assigned problems.

Knowing how to read a program is very different from knowing how to write one. While typical books or training courses are often effective at explaining the individual elements of programming, they tend to offer little advice on combining these elements to solve particular problems. That's where Think Like a Programmer comes in.”

About the Author

V. Anton Spraul has taught introductory programming and computer science for more than 15 years. He is the author of Computer Science Made Simple (Broadway) and How Software Works (No Starch Press). He offers advice for beginning programmers in his series "Learning to Program: A Guide" on his website (http://www.vantonspraul.com).

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  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ No Starch Press; 1st edition (August 12, 2012)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 256 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1593274246
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1593274245
  • Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 1.25 pounds
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 7 x 0.7 x 9.1 inches
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V. Anton Spraul has lived his entire life in Birmingham, Alabama, while somehow acquiring so little accent that locals assume he's from Ohio. He's an award-winning teacher with two degrees in computer science, and considers his nonfiction writing another form of teaching. His most popular book, Think Like a Programmer, combats a common malady for beginning programmers: the inability to write a complete, original program from scratch. "The book every programmer should read once" has fans around the globe and has been translated into five languages. Spraul maintains a blog on a range of topics and creates YouTube videos that extend the topics in his books. In his off-hours, he reads across a range of seriousness from economics texts to old-fashioned mysteries, records music, and plays games on computers he builds himself.

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