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    DescriptionMany programmers struggle to write programs, even though they understand their chosen programming language. Programming isn't about syntax it's about problem solving, and all good programmers can solve problems. Unfortunately, most programming books focus on syntax and semantics, resulting in programmers who can't make the leap from reading programs to writing them. Think Like a Programmer bridges that gap, teaching readers how to solve problems systematically, offering numerous techniques and examples designed to demonstrate how to organize thoughts, discover solutions, and find strategies to solve certain classes of problems. Programming, and especially problem solving, is a creative activity, and although this book won't tell anyone precisely what to do in a given circumstance, it will help readers develop their latent problem-solving abilities so that they will know what they should do. Think Like a Programmer is designed to help readers become the programmers they were meant to be.


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    Title
    Think Like a Programmer: An Introduction to Creative Problem Solving
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) V. Anton Spraul
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 256
    Width: 181 mm
    Height: 234 mm
    Thickness: 19 mm
    Weight: 568 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781593274245
    ISBN 10: 1593274246
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: COM
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S10.2
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    LC classification: QA76.6 .S685 2012
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
    Publisher
    No Starch Press,US
    Imprint name
    No Starch Press,US
    Publication date
    01 September 2012
    Publication City/Country
    Daly City, California
    Author Information
    V. Anton Spraul has taught introductory programming and computer science for more than 15 years. This book is a distillation of the techniques he has used and honed over many one-on-one sessions with struggling programers. He is also the author of "Computer Science Made Simple" (Broadway).