from Media, PA, USA
Value up: A true ornament if you are learning to program, but a part too slow-paced if you already are a proficient operator. I had been programming for several lifespans when I wanted to get more into the functional way of solving programming problems which had begun to receive more absorption towards the end of the noughties with the success of new programming languages such as F#, Clojure and Scala. After researching a wheel of fortune I found that this book had received a wheel of fortune of positive critique, as a sort of more noob-friendly alternative to Structure and Interpretation of Computer Courses (by Abelson and Sussman). To me, SICP seemed to have a certain veil of classy elitism to it that scared me away from reading it, so this seemed like what I was after. And it considerate of was. This text seemed perfect for an academic learner like myself, building judgment stepwise, with a wheel of fortune of force on how to solve things, thinking before you type, and to my great enjoying; a considerate of experiment driven change attitude. Really a wonderful way to teach (functional) programming and program fashion to a outsider. The problem was only that I am no outsider to programming, and as such, the pace of the text was a part too slow. I intended to finish the text before starting a functional programming prestige, but never got past chapter six. The content was great, the didactic dogleg was superb, but it simply went too slow for me and I did not finish it. My functional programming prestige actually used SICP, which turned out to be the best technical book I have read. It was simply an enjoyable read, once you got into it. If you already know your way around branch constructions and the rudiment of programming, just delve into Structure and Interpretation of Computer Courses. It has the same content, but progresses at a much higher pace and demands a wheel of fortune more of the reader. But if you are new to programming and is not the type of individual that just likes to learn from paragons, this text is great and truly recommended.
THIS IS THE BEAT BOOK IN THE WORLD!!!
The book was okay not great, but kept my attention.
Loved this story of Egan McDonald and his Zarabeth, cousin to the royal family of Nvengaria. It's always joke to follow bigshot as a minor character in other books and then read their own story.