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Re: Re: Solution to problem of time on hands

by hagen (Friar)
on Jan 19, 2002 at 03:51 UTC ( #140006=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: Solution to problem of time on hands
in thread Book Recommendations - Solution to problem of time on hands

Hi redsquirrel. I've been writing code in various languages since 1966. You'll notice I avoid the word "programming" because the `training' we got was an IBM language manual.

Thanks to Perl Monks, I recently heard about

Steve McConnell's Code Complete.

What an eye-opener! It was also a very humbling experience, and I feel a certain dismay at some of the code I have left in my wake 8-(

I checked out your Perl Monks page, and didn't see it listed. In the words of the sage "Do yourself a favour... add it to your list". With your avowed intent of learning the art and craft of programming, this should give you a lift up the food chain - if that's not mangling a metaphor too cruelly ;-)

Best wishes
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Re: Re: Re: Solution to problem of time on hands
by gav^ (Curate) on Jan 19, 2002 at 06:15 UTC

    There are some pretty damn good "software engineering" books published by Microsoft Press. As well as Code Complete I can recommend: Writing Solid Code - Steve Maguire and don't forget the classic: The Mythical Man-Month - Brooks.


Re: Re: Re: Solution to problem of time on hands
by redsquirrel (Hermit) on Jan 19, 2002 at 06:42 UTC
    Thanks for the recommmendation hagen. Much appreciated. I've heard of Code Complete, but now I'll have to take a closer look!

    I've added it to my Amazon Wish List. So many books, so little time. :-)


    ps gav^, you'll notice that Mythical Man Month has been on the list for a while. Wanna buy it for me? ;-)

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