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The Art of Computer Programming 1. Fundamental Algorithms (Kluwer International Series in)
The Art of Computer Programming 1. Fundamental Algorithms (Kluwer International Series in)
von Donald Ervin Knuth
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5.0 von 5 Sternen Subnormal thinks: "not bad book", 24. Juni 2000
Algorithms are useful to study because they come up frequently in the practice of programming, and thus I think that this book is most useful after or while you've dealt with actual programming. By then it is fairly obvious where the algorithms come from; they are merely attempts to solve problems.
So don't kill yourself if you're new to real programming and all this sounds arbitrary. Knuth in effect has written a clearinghouse of ideas that have come up in computer science. This book at times comes to seem like The Art of Explaining.
For those who hate the use of the MIX assembly language instead of some easier language such as C: You lose information that way. That is sufficient reason for not using C. You can't really time an algorithm using such a language (and a main reason for studying algorithms is speed) unless you carefully define the underlying hardware and C implementation... and once you do that, using C is pointless for pedagogy, since you will be using inline MIX for things that C is too general for.
And you'd really hate it if you were programming in Lisp.
There are quite a few good books on algorithms in C, though I haven't read them. If you're forced to read this book, consider changing your situation; Knuth has fallen on hard times if his text has become a torture device for some.


Database Systems: A Practical Approach to Design, Implementation, and Management (International Computer Science Series)
Database Systems: A Practical Approach to Design, Implementation, and Management (International Computer Science Series)
von Thomas Connolly
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5.0 von 5 Sternen Fine exposition, 24. Juni 2000
I looked at a number of books on database theory, and found this to be the best. By far. It covers the relational calculus quickly and easily, and on the other end of the spectrum covers examples from the most broken-down type of database, Microsoft Access. And in the middle, it covers concepts relating to application programming to the politics of XML support as intermediary between different databases.
Beautiful book, good editors.


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