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 > > > >--- > >Bohyun Kim, MA, MSLIS > >Digital Access Librarian > >[log in to unmask] > >305-348-1471 > >Medical Library, College of Medicine > >Florida International University > >http://medlib.fiu.edu > >http://medlib.fiu.edu/m (Mobile) > -- It looks like blind screaming hedonism won out.