Books

Elementary Pascal

My first book on Pascal

Guowei Lv

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I got this book a while ago. I want to get 2 things out of this book: 1. Learn some basic Pascal in order to read the Algorithms Plus Data Structures Equals Programs by Niklaus Wirth. 2. Find some entry level programming teaching material that I can use to teach my kid to program. Code

BetterWorldBooks Book Haul

Some programming and logic puzzle books

Guowei Lv

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I’ve been browsing BetterWorldBooks a lot recently, and here are what I got. Linear Algebra and Its Applications
Essential LISP
LISP Ship it! The ZEN of Programming Alice In Puzzle Land The Riddle of Scheherazade The TAO Is Silent What Is the Name of This Book

Programming books recommended by experts

non main stream tech books

Guowei Lv

1 minute read

I’m so terribly bored at seeing people recommending Clean Code, Code Complete and such classic computer science books. Not that they are not good, they are very good and definitely worth reading. BUT, I want more! The old ones, weird ones, funny ones. I happen to know two famous people who seem to enjoy writing stuff like this. Fogus. He is the author of The Joy of Clojure Catonmat He has 100 books to recommend.

Peopleware Book Review

A review of the book Peopleware

Guowei Lv

1 minute read

I got this book from a secondhand book store online. And it is the 1st edition published in 1987, the year I was born. I have only 2 things to say about this book. It teachs you how to tell a great manager from a not so great one. Almost always peopleware wins over software. I highly recommend this book to anyone who want to peek into the world of managers.

BetterWorldBooks is Great!

A great place to get books

Guowei Lv

1 minute read

I just discovered this online book shop BetterWorldBooks. They have a pretty good computer books selection, and some of them are dirt cheap. So I made two orders today. No shipping fee, plus I also caught the last day of Spring discount. :> Highly recommended!