Learn to Program
by Chris Pine
Publisher: Pragmatic Bookshelf 2006
Number of pages: 176
Chris Pine takes a thorough, but light-hearted approach that teaches you how to program in Ruby with a minimum of fuss or bother. Starting with small, simple one-line programs to calculate your age in seconds, you'll see how to have your webpage send you email, to shuffle your music more intelligently, to rename your photos from your digital camera, and more. You'll learn the same technology used to drive modern dynamic websites and large, professional applications.
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by Mark McIlroy - Blue Sky Technology
This book is an introduction to computer programming. It covers the essential information of a Computer Science course. Recommended for beginners and intermediate programmers. Contents: Program Structure; Topics from Computer Science; etc.
by Karl Seguin - codingintro.com
This book will teach you the fundamentals of programming and act as a foundation for whatever your programming goals may be. Rather than ignore complexities, we will face them head-on, in small steps, and unshroud the mysteries of computer language.
by Allen Cypher - The MIT Press
Programming by Demonstration is a method that allows users to create programs by demonstrating what the program should do. The book describes 18 implementations of Programming by Demonstration, and discusses the problems for this method.
by John C. Reynolds - Prentice Hall
Read this book if you need a much deeper understanding of programming: the need to carefully structure a program to avoid being overwhelmed by its complexity, or the need to insure reliability beyond what can he achieved by debugging.