More Programming Pearls: Confessions of a Coder

by Jon Bentley

Paperback, 1988



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Indeholder "Preface", "Contents", "Part I: Programming Techniques", "Column 1: Profilers", " Computing Primes. Using Profilers. A Specialized Profiler. Building Profilers. Principles. Problems. Further Reading.", "Column 2: Associative Arrays", " Associative Arrays in Awk. A Finite State Machine Simulator. Topological Sorting. Principles. Problems. Further Reading.", "Column 3: Confessions of a Coder", " Binary Search. Selection. A Subroutine Library. Principles. Problems.", "Column 4: Self-Describing Data", " Name-Value Pairs. Provenances in Programming. A Sorting Lab. Principles. Problems.", "Part II: Tricks of the Trade", "Column 5: Cutting the Gordian Knot", " A Quiz. Some Solutions. Hints. Principles. Problems. Further Reading. Debugging. ", "Column 6: Bumper-Sticker Computer Science", " Coding. User Interfaces. Debugging. Performance. Documentation. Managing Software. Miscellaneous Rules. Principles. Problems. Further Reading.", "Column 7: The Envelope is Back", " A Warm-Up for Cool Brains. Performance Rules of Thumb. Little's Law. Principles. Problems. Further Reading. Quick Calculations in Everyday Life.", "Column 8: The Furbelow Memorandum", " The Memo. Principles. Further Reading.", "Part III: I/O Fit for Humans", "Column 9: Little Languages", " The Pic Language. Perspective. Pic Preprocessors. Little Languages for Implementing Pic. Principles. Problems. Further Reading.", "Column 10: Document Design", " Tables. Three Design Principles. Figures. Text. The Right Medium. Principles. Problems. Further Reading. A Catalog of Pet Peeves.", "Column 11: Graphic Output", " A Case Study. A Sampler of Displays. Principles. Problems. Further Reading. Napoleon's March to Moscow.", "Column 12: A Survey of Surveys", " The Problem of Polling. The Languages. The Pictures. Principles. Problems.", "Part IV: Algorithms", "Column 13: A Sample of Brilliance", " A Sampling of Sampling Algorithms. Floyd's Algorithm. Random Permutations. Principles. Problems. Further Reading.", "Column 14: Birth of a Cruncher", " The Problem. Newton Iteration. A Great Place to Start. The Code. Principles. Problems. Further Reading. A Big Success Story.", "Column 15: Selection", " The Problem. The Program. Analysis of Run Time. Principles. Problems. Further Reading.", "Appendix 1: The C and Awk Languages", "Appendix 2: A Subroutine Library", "Solutions to Selected Problems", "Index".

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Addison Wesley (1988), Paperback, 207 pages


What do topics ranging from organic chemistry to Napoleon's campaigns have to do with computer programming? This collection of essays demonstrates the many varied aspects of programming, showing how programming can be both a fun and elegant science. Some of the essays cover programming techniques, like how profilers can provide insight into the dynamic behavior of programs, and methods for making data files self-describing. These techniques deal with real programs and they are realistically illustrated, using the C and Awk languages. Bentley also provides the reader with some tricks of the programmer's trade, like a collection of rules of thumb and hints for finding simple solutions to hard problems. These essays also originally appeared in the author's column in Communication of the ACM, and have been substantially revised, incorporating new sections, problems, and reader comments. 0201118890B04062001… (more)


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