Favorite Programming Authors

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    Favorite Programming Authors

    Just thought it'll be interesting to know who the members of the board like to read. I think it will be using when choosing books. Some of my favorite authors are dan gookin who's C for dummies introduced me to programming when I was just that. I also like Andre Lamothe's writing style. I think herbert schildt is good as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by silk.odyssey
    I think herbert schildt is good as well.
    Let's see what other people here think of him.

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    LOL thanks for the warning.
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    If it's Windows programming you're after, look no further than senőr Charles Petzold. The only thing is that he's very particular about what languages he uses (C up until quite recently, when MS gave him a nudge, now C#).

    As for LaMothe... he's okay, very engaging for the beginner programmer, but once you're growing bumfluff on your face (yes, you too ladies ) you'll be finding his explanations of things a bit lacking.

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    One of my favourite authors of any genre is Brian W. Kernighan, co-author with Dennis M. Ritchie for The C Programming Language. He also teamed up with Rob Pike for The Practice of Programming. The way I see it, if BWK wanted to write a fiction novel, it would probably be great.

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    Both Michael Abrash and Mike McShaffry have very appealing writing styles.

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    While he hasn't written a book that I'm aware of (although I'm sure he could) I always enjoy reading Bubba's excessively long and information-laden posts and replies.
    I'm not immature, I'm refined in the opposite direction.

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    If I did your homework for you, then you might pass your class without learning how to write a program like this. Then you might graduate and get your degree without learning how to write a program like this. You might become a professional programmer without knowing how to write a program like this. Someday you might work on a project with me without knowing how to write a program like this. Then I would have to do you serious bodily harm. - Jack Klein

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    I like Stephen Dewhurst's style of writing, based on his books "C++ Gotchas" and "C++ Common Knowledge". He is able to be witty, yet clear on the concepts.
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    Donald Knuth

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    I also like Andre Lamothe's writing style
    I couldn't agree more

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    >>Michael Abrash

    His stuff is pretty enjoyable. He usually starts with a preamble based on some story in his past. Not bad when most tec books are as dry as the Gobi Desert!

    >>herbert schildt

    His windows book wasnt bad. Covered some stuff that Petzold didnt and was easy to read

    I also like Scott Meyers and Jeffrey Richter

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    Knuth and Aho are pretty good. I also like Ritchie, Kernighan, David Litchfield, Dijkstra, Matt pietrek, Jeffrey Richter, Andre LaMothe, Mark Russinovich. There're a lot of others I can't think of right now though, but those are some of my favorite authors
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    Quote Originally Posted by BobMcGee123
    While he hasn't written a book that I'm aware of (although I'm sure he could) I always enjoy reading Bubba's excessively long and information-laden posts and replies.
    Perhaps we should all chip in $5 to fund the pubication of "Bubbas Rants"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fordy
    Perhaps we should all chip in $5 to fund the pubication of "Bubbas Rants"
    Sounds naughty.

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