permaculture playing cards*
The moose likes Meaningless Drivel and the fly likes If I go for a Masters Degree in CS Big Moose Saloon
  Search | Java FAQ | Recent Topics | Flagged Topics | Hot Topics | Zero Replies
Register / Login


Win a copy of The Java EE 7 Tutorial Volume 1 or Volume 2 this week in the Java EE forum
or jQuery UI in Action in the JavaScript forum!
JavaRanch » Java Forums » Other » Meaningless Drivel
Bookmark "If I go for a Masters Degree in CS" Watch "If I go for a Masters Degree in CS" New topic
Author

If I go for a Masters Degree in CS

Pat Farrell
Rancher

Joined: Aug 11, 2007
Posts: 4646
    
    5


Its by my hero, Donald Knuth.

Amazon says folks buying it also buy his "Art of Computer Programming" which was manditory reading for anyone serious for decades, but Knuth himself says that it has to be brought up to date, no one cares about assembly programming and optimal sorting on mag tapes. I always found the mag tape sorting interesting, not for the practical advantages, but because it makes you think hard about the problem.

And the ability to think hard about problems to find great solutions is the definition of a Master at programming and design.
Jose Campana
Ranch Hand

Joined: May 28, 2007
Posts: 339
Thanks Ulf,

Since the suggestion comes from you, I'll get it immediately.

Hey, nice of you to keep replying to my topic, I no longer have words to express my gratitude for you.

Have a nice day,

Sincerely,

Jose
Ulf Dittmer
Marshal

Joined: Mar 22, 2005
Posts: 41574
    
  54
You're welcome. I'm a CS guy myself, and loved learning from some of those books. So, naturally, I think everybody else should do the same :-)


Ping & DNS - my free Android networking tools app
Jose Campana
Ranch Hand

Joined: May 28, 2007
Posts: 339
What an honor to be able to follow your steps. I hope we can stay in touch as I progress with my learning.

Good Luck Ulf,

Keep up the fantastic work.

Jose
 
It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide.
 
subject: If I go for a Masters Degree in CS