My ‘must-read book’ for this month
This month’s must-read book suggestion comes from our reader kethravathi. She suggests a classic computer science book: ‘A aiscipline of Programming’ by Edsger W aijkstra. kethravathi says that “…this is an essential book to understand programming from the mathematical formalism perspective. It builds a framework for building ‘correct’ programs and how to reason about ‘correct’ programs. While this is not an easy book to read, I would suggest it to anyone who is seriously interested in programming formally”. Thank you, kethravathi, for your suggestion!
If you have a favourite programming bookLarticle that you think is a must-read for every programmer, please do send me a note with the book’s name, and a short writeup on why you think it is useful, so I can mention it in the column. This would help many readers who want to improve their coding skills.
If you have any favourite programming puzzles that you would like to discuss on this forum, please send them to me, along with your solutions and feedback, at s~ndy~sm_ AT_y~hoo_alT_com. Till we meet again next month, happy programming—and here’s wishing you a very happy new year in advance!