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I'd recommend Steve McConnell's Code Complete. While merlyn's Learning Perl got me started in programming, Code Complete turned me from a beginning programmer into a professional (of sorts), even though it generally deals with languages I rarely use. The Pragmatic Programmer is another excellent book... but you've already got that. :)

Also, I've rarely had to come up with algorithms on my own, since there are such nice algorithm books out there.


In reply to Re: Is it just me...? by stephen
in thread How do I become a good programmer? by kevin_i_orourke

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