Great book if you speak Ruby or Automata,
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Rezension bezieht sich auf: Understanding Computation: From Simple Machines to Impossible Programs (Taschenbuch)
I bought this book after the rave reviews it received from the Ruby Rogues Podcast (Amazon does not allow links, so you have to search for it) - and so far, I haven't been disappointed! I'm about halfway through and many of the concepts I had previously learned the mathematical way became much, much clearer still. I'm just not sure exactly if this book is really aimed at readers with "no formal background in mathematics or computer science" as the author suggests. Knowing about Turing machines, semantics, grammars and such certainly helped me through some of the denser parts.
I have to confess that my Ruby isn't all that great though and I have to read and re-read the code blocks a lot. My verdict would be that you should speak Ruby quite well _or_ have some basic understanding of computation before you pick this one up. If you lack both, this book might be a little too hard for an enjoyable read.
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