On Fri, Nov 02, 2012 at 03:43:12PM -0500, Peter Schlumpf wrote:
> 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.
I recall listening to a talk by the late Ritchie when someone asked him a similar
question to this thread. His answer was simple. The only way to learn
how to program is to program.
I have two dog eared copies of this book and I use it to judge all
computer programming books.
> -----Original Message-----
> >From: Bohyun Kim <[log in to unmask]>
> >Sent: Nov 1, 2012 3:24 PM
> >To: [log in to unmask]
> >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
> >[log in to unmask]
> >Medical Library, College of Medicine
> >Florida International University
> >http://medlib.fiu.edu/m (Mobile)
It looks like blind screaming hedonism won out.