There are some interesting articles, but rest is not so good,
Rezension bezieht sich auf: Beautiful Code: Leading Programmers Explain How They Think (Theory in Practice (O'Reilly)) (Taschenbuch)
The "Beautiful Code" book - collection of essays from well-known (and not well-known) software developers, about what is a "beautiful code". I can say, that book is good, but not more, as there are many essays about solving simple (from my point of view) problems. From all essays, that I've read, I can recommend following:
- "Beautiful concurrency" by Simon Peyton Jones - about implementation of parallel programs in Haskell
- "Syntactic abstraction: the syntax-case expander" by R. Kent Dybvig - how macros in Scheme work
- "Enacspeak: the complete audio desktop" by T.V. Raman
- "Top Down Operator Precedence" by Douglas Crockford
- "Growing Beautiful Code in BioPerl" by Lincoln Stein - "Another level of indirection"
- "Distributed programming with map/reducev by Jeffrey Dean & Sanjay Ghemawat
So if you'll get this book, you need at least look through it and select essays, that could be interested for you...