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What book taught you most about being a good programmer?

Survey period: 8 Jul 2013 to 15 Jul 2013

A totally open ended question this week. Please just enter the full title of the book, and post any explanatory comments in the survey's discussion forum.

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GeneralRe: Sinclair ZX Spectrum BASIC Programming Pin
chriselst8-Jul-13 1:29
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John M. Drescher8-Jul-13 2:33
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GeneralGoogle Rocks!!! Pin
Siddhesh Patankar8-Jul-13 0:03
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GeneralInternet Pin
thatraja7-Jul-13 23:49
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GeneralThe AWK Programming Language Pin
jonburne7-Jul-13 22:20
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by Alfred V. Aho, Brian W. Kernighan, and Peter J. Weinberger.
AWK (I use GAWK) if you haven't met it, is a very old language, very simple and very fast. Perfect for a lazy old programmer like me who works mostly at data filtering and transformations plus database and web work. If the job requires lots of code (text processing, SQL, HTML, Javascript, JQuery) it is much more fun to write templates in AWK to do the heavy lifting for you. Sometimes it seems like going the long way round but the big payoff comes in come the inevitable "Can we just make this little change?" requests. Just alter a few lines of code in the template and out comes a fresh batch of error free code.
Jon Burne

Generalgood book Pin
Dennis E White7-Jul-13 19:25
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