re: AMA, Sam 10-yr Googler in Web DevRel VIEW POST

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What general purpose books do you think are a must read for a software developer or programmer? By general purpose books, I mean something like "Introduction to Algorithms".

Thanks.

 

I'm trying to think back to my university days (literally 10 years ago). For me, my CS degree provided a bunch of those foundations for me (and yeah, my professors got me to read textbooks, but it's been so long that I've forgotten them). So I don't have specific advice.

What I will say though, is understanding the fundamentals is important. As bland as it seems, research how a dictionary/hashmap works, and research big-O notation at a high level.

And my favourite esoteric resource, for anyone programming languages with proper integer types (i.e., not JS, but WASM is fine):
graphics.stanford.edu/~seander/bit...

 

Thanks for the response. That resource feels like a cheat sheet for math-based CP problems. :)

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