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HTML: The Definitive Guide (Classique Us)
HTML: The Definitive Guide (Classique Us)
von Chuck Musciano
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2.0 von 5 Sternen Reference for an Imaginary Standard, 15. Juni 2000
Html turns out to be two languages. There's html, a language that browsers display, and html, a theoretical standard designed by a committee, which no actual browsers display. If you're designing Web pages for people to look at, it's a reference to the former that you need. This book is not it.
I bought this book because I want to make Web pages people can look at on actual browsers. Instead I find sentences like "HTML 4.0 has standardized the many extensions and introduced new solutions. It's the browsers that now need to catch up."
This is a frightening sentence to read in a reference work. In fact, if you find yourself writing a sentence like this while writing a work of purported non-fiction, it's a sign that Something is Wrong.


Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs, 2nd Edition (MIT Electrical Engineering and Computer Science)
Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs, 2nd Edition (MIT Electrical Engineering and Computer Science)
von Harold Abelson
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5.0 von 5 Sternen The Classic, 20. Mai 2000
This is one of the great classics of computer science. I bought my first copy 15 years ago, and I still don't feel I have learned everything the book has to teach.
I have learned enough to write a couple books on Lisp that (currently) have four to five stars. Yet SICP, which is pretty much the bible of our world, has only three? How can this be?
Reading the reviews made it clear what happened. An optimistic professor somewhere has been feeding SICP to undergrads who are not ready for it. But it is encouraging to see how many thoughtful people have come forward to defend the book.
Let's see if we can put this in terms that the undergrads will understand -- a problem set:
1. Kenneth Clark said that if a lot of smart people have liked something that you don't, you should try and figure out what they saw in it. List 10 qualities that SICP's defenders have claimed for it.
2. How is the intention of SICP different from that of Knuth? Kernighan & Ritchie? An algorithms textbook?
3. Does any other book fulfill this purpose better?
4. What other programming books first published in the mid 1980s are still relevant today?
5. Could the concepts in this book have been presented any better in a language other than Scheme?
6. Who is al? Why is his name in lowercase?


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