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Think Like a Programmer: An Introduction to Creative Problem Solving


This is the first of a three part series regarding how to think like a programmer. In the next part of this series, I will discuss some techniques for expanding your thinking skills to be a better programmer. In the third part, I will cover the difference between shot term expediency and long term solutions.

The real challenge of programming isn’t learning a language’s syntax—it’s learning to creatively solve problems so you can build something great. In this one-of-a-kind text, author V. Anton Spraul breaks down the ways that programmers solve problems and teaches you what other introductory books often ignore: how to Think Like a Programmer. Each chapter tackles a single programming concept, like classes, pointers, and recursion, and open-ended exercises throughout challenge you to apply your knowledge. You’ll also learn how to: