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W0lf · 2017-06-05 · Original thread
I've gathered all the book titles in this thread and created Amazon affiliate links (if you don't mind. Otherwise you still have all the titles together :-) )

A Pattern Language, Alexander and Ishikawa and Silverstein http://amzn.to/2s9aSSc

Advanced Programming in the Unix Environment , Stevens http://amzn.to/2qPOMjN

Algorithmics: the Spirit of Computing, Harel http://amzn.to/2rW5FNS

Applied Crytography, Wiley http://amzn.to/2rsULxS

Clean Code, Martin http://amzn.to/2sIOWtQ

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Code Complete, McConnel http://amzn.to/2qSUIwE

Code: The Hidden Language of Computer Hardware and Software, Petzold http://amzn.to/2rWfR9d

Coders at Work, Seibel http://amzn.to/2qPCasZ

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Dependency Injection in .NET, Seemann http://amzn.to/2rCz0tV

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Head First Design Patterns, O'Reilly http://amzn.to/2rCISUB

Implementing Domain-Driven Design, Vernon http://amzn.to/2qQ2G5u

Intrduction to Algorithms, CLRS http://amzn.to/2qXmSBU

Introduction to General Systems Thinking, Weinberg http://amzn.to/2qTuGJw

Joy of Clojure, Fogus and Houser http://amzn.to/2qPL4qr

Let over Lambda, Hoyte http://amzn.to/2rWljcp

Operating Systems: Design and Implementation, Tanenbaum http://amzn.to/2rKudsw

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Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs, Abelson and Sussman http://amzn.to/2qTflsk

The Art of Unit Testing, Manning http://amzn.to/2rsERDu

The Art of Unix Programming, ESR http://amzn.to/2sIAXUZ

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The Mythical Man-Month, Brooks http://amzn.to/2rt0dAR

The Practice of Programming, Kernighan and Pike http://amzn.to/2qTje0C

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The Psychology of Computer Programming, Weinberg http://amzn.to/2rsPypy

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adem · 2014-04-05 · Original thread
I think this list is missing some important parts of computer science.

Here are the books that our university uses for first-year students combined with books that I found to be useful:

Introduction to Programming (using Eiffel) [1]

Mathematics for Computer Science (or: Discrete Mathematics) [2]

Introduction to Datastructures and Algorithms [3]

Introduction to Digital Design [4]

Parallel Programming (using Java) [5]

Optional but highly recommended, you'll probably find it completely out of scope:

Real Analysis I [6]

Real Analysis II [7]

Introduction to Linear Algebra [8]

Introduction to Physics [9]

[1]: http://www.amazon.com/Touch-Class-Learning-Program-Contracts...

[2]: http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/electrical-engineering-and-comput...

[3]: http://www.amazon.de/Introduction-Algorithms-Thomas-H-Cormen...

[4]: http://www.amazon.com/Digital-Design-Computer-Architecture-E...

[5]: http://www.amazon.com/Java-Concurrency-Practice-Brian-Goetz/...

[6]: http://www.amazon.com/Analysis-Texts-Readings-Mathematics-No...

[7]: http://www.amazon.com/Analysis-II-Texts-Readings-Mathematics...

[8]: http://www.amazon.com/Introduction-Linear-Algebra-Fourth-Gil...

[9]: http://www.amazon.com/Fundamentals-Physics-Extended-David-Ha...

shubb · 2013-07-06 · Original thread
I'm enjoying 'Data Structures and Algorithms using Python'[1]

Coming from a C++ background, I felt uncomfortable using python as more than a glue/scripting language, because the way resources are managed is treated very magically in most tutorials.

Say I want to use the OpenCV library to fling matrices and images around, it's hard to be confident of what the runtime is going to do with the data without having a really good handle on what mechanisms python has for dealing with data. Which is what this book is about.

As useful as they are for interviews, classic algorithms and data structures are probably not a big part of most peoples work, but understanding how they can be done in python helps you to make assumptions and use libraries in smart ways!

Most of all, it's fun and well written, for an algorithms book. It's more about python than algorithms, so if you were student wanting to learn algorithms, this book is better[2].

[1] http://www.amazon.co.uk/Data-Structures-Algorithms-Using-Pyt... [2]http://www.amazon.co.uk/Introduction-Algorithms-T-Cormen/dp/...

ayers · 2012-01-11 · Original thread
"Introduction to Algorithms" by T Cormen ,C Leiserson, R Rivest and C Stein.

This book covers both basic and advance topics in a well written manner. Correct me if I am wrong but I believe this book is used in some MIT courses.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Introduction-Algorithms-T-Cormen/dp/...

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