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Review: "The Go Programming Language"

“The Go Programming Language” by Alan A.A. Donovan & Brian W. Kernighan Addison-Wesley Like many other programmers, I learned to write C by reading “The C Programming Language” by Kernighan and Ritchie, the book known to hackers everywhere as “K&R”. I confess that I was initially drawn to “The Go Programming Language” out of sheer Kernighan brand awareness. Would it be the K&R of the Go world? I certainly hoped so, as I have strong preferences when it comes to programming language textbooks.…

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JavaScript: The Good Parts

I remember back in the 1980s paying something like £40 for a copy of Kernighan and Ritchie’s original book on “The C Programming Language”. An outrageous amount for a book which was a little over 200 pages, I thought. However, during the 1990s, something happened to books about computer programming. Like the fast food junkies of our nations, they started to get bigger and bigger, with the essential meat surrounded by more and more extraneous fat.…

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