Kernighan and Ritchie's "The C Programming Language." A keeper for life, and surprisingly readable and directed to the newbie. Also "The Pragmatic Programmer" by Andrew Hunt and David Thomas.
>From: Bohyun Kim <[log in to unmask]>
>Sent: Nov 1, 2012 3:24 PM
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>Subject: [CODE4LIB] one tool and/or resource that you recommend to newbie coders in a library?
>Hi all code4lib-bers,
>As coders and coding librarians, what is ONE tool and/or resource that you recommend to newbie coders in a library (and why)? I promise I will create and circulate the list and make it into a Code4Lib wiki page for collective wisdom. =)
>Thanks in advance!
>Bohyun Kim, MA, MSLIS
>Digital Access Librarian
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>Medical Library, College of Medicine
>Florida International University