Think Like a Programmer: An Introduction to Creative Problem Solving

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Think Like a Programmer: An Introduction to Creative Problem Solving Author V. Anton Spraul
ISBN-10 1593274246
ISBN-13 9781593274245
Year 2012-08-11
Pages 256
Language English
Publisher No Starch Press
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Rewire your brainExamples in this book are written in C but will improve your ability to think like a programmer in any language The real challenge of programming isn t learning a language s syntaxit s learning to creatively solve problems so you can build something great In this one of a kind text author V Anton Spraul breaks down the ways that programmers solve problems and teaches you what other introductory books often ignore how to Think Like a Programmer Each chapter tackles a single programming concept like classes pointers and recursion and open ended exercises throughout challenge you to apply your knowledge You ll also learn how to Split problems into discrete components to make them easier to solveMake the most of code reuse with functions classes and librariesPick the perfect data structure for a particular jobMaster more advanced programming tools like recursion and dynamic memoryOrganize your thoughts and develop strategies to tackle particular types of problemsAlthough the book s examples are written in C the creative problem solving concepts they illustrate go beyond any particular language in fact they often reach outside the realm of computer science As the most skillful programmers know writing great code is a creative artand the first step in creating your masterpiece is learning to Think Like a Programmer

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