Programming Language Pragmatics, Fourth Edition, is the most comprehensive programming language textbook available today. It is distinguished and acclaimed for its integrated treatment of language design and implementation, with an emphasis on the fundamental tradeoffs that continue to drive software development. The book provides readers with a solid foundation in the syntax, semantics, and pragmatics of the full range of programming languages, from traditional languages like C to the latest in functional, scripting, and object-oriented programming. This fourth edition has been heavily revised throughout, with expanded coverage of type systems and functional programming, a unified treatment of polymorphism, highlights of the newest language standards, and examples featuring the ARM and x86 64-bit architectures.
- Updated coverage of the latest developments in programming language design, including C & C++11, Java 8, C# 5, Scala, Go, Swift, Python 3, and HTML 5
- Updated treatment of functional programming, with extensive coverage of OCaml
- New chapters devoted to type systems and composite types
- Unified and updated treatment of polymorphism in all its forms
- New examples featuring the ARM and x86 64-bit architectures
Published by: Morgan Kaufmann | Publication date: 11/30/2015Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 992 pages
What do flashlights, the British invasion, black cats, and seesaws have to do with computers? In CODE, they show us the ingenious ways we manipulate language and invent new means of communicating with each other. And through CODE, we see how this ingenuity and our very human compulsion to communicate have driven the technological innovations of the past two centuries. Using everyday objects and familiar language systems such as Braille and Morse code, author Charles Petzold weaves an illuminating narrative for anyone who’s ever wondered about the secret inner life of computers and other smart machines. It’s a cleverly illustrated and eminently comprehensible story—and along the way, you’ll discover you’ve gained a real context for understanding today’s world of PCs, digital media, and the Internet. No matter what your level of technical savvy, CODE will charm you—and perhaps even awaken the technophile within.
Published by: Microsoft Press | Publication date: 10/11/2000Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 400 pages
Python ProgrammingThe Ultimate Beginners Guide to the Python Programming LanguageThe hardest part about learning to program is deciding what language to start out with or which one to learn next. Let me make it easier for you... Python! If you were to ask the online programming community what language to pursue, depending on your use, the answer will more than likely be a resounding "PYTHON!". There's more than one reason for this, including its ease of use, comprehensive standard library, and its ability to support multiple programming paradigms. Whether you're new to the coding scene or a seasoned veteran, this is the place to be.In this book, you will learn:
- What programming is
- How programming is used
- How to debug different errors
- The different types of languages
- What Python is and how to install it
- Why most people choose Python over others
- Object-oriented programming and variables
- The properties of a well written program
- Tips and tricks to write code more efficiently
Publication date: 08/15/2017Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 110 pages
The Complete Software Developer's Career Guide: How to Learn Your Next Programming Language, Ace Your Programming Interview, and Land The Coding Job Of Your Dreams
Technical Knowledge Alone Isn't Enough - Increase Your Software Development Income by Leveling Up Your Soft Skills Early in his software developer career, John Sonmez discovered that technical knowledge alone isn't enough to break through to the next income level - developers need "soft skills" like the ability to learn new technologies just in time, communicate clearly with management and consulting clients, negotiate a fair hourly rate, and unite teammates and coworkers in working toward a common goal. As John invested in these skills his career took off, and he became a highly paid, highly sought-after developer and consultant. Today John helps more than 1.4 million programmers every year to increase their income by developing this unique blend of skills. "If you're a developer, green or a veteran, you owe it to yourself to read The Complete Software Developers Career Guide." - Jason Down, Platform Developer, Ontario, Canada What You Will Learn in This Book
- How to systematically find and fill the gaps in your technical knowledge so you can face any new challenge with confidence
- Should you take contract work - or hold out for a salaried position? Which will earn you more, what the tradeoffs are, and how your personality should sway your choice
- Ever notice how every job ever posted requires "3-5 years of experience," which you don't have? Simple solution for this frustrating chicken-and-egg problem that allows you to build legitimate job experience while you learn to code
- Is earning a computer science degree a necessity - or a total waste of time? How to get a college degree with maximum credibility and minimum debt
- Coding bootcamps - some are great, some are complete scams. How to tell the difference so you don't find yourself cheated out of $10,000
- Interviewer tells you, "Dress code is casual around here - the development team wears flipflops." What should you wear?
- How do you deal with a boss who's a micromanager. Plus how helping your manager with his goals can make you the MVP of your team
- The technical skills that every professional developer must have - but no one teaches you (most developers are missing some critical pieces, they don't teach this stuff in college, you're expected to just "know" this)
- An inside look at the recruiting industry. What that "friendly" recruiter really wants from you, how they get paid, and how to avoid getting pigeonholed into a job you'll hate
Published by: Simple Programmer | Publication date: 07/12/2017Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 798 pages
A type system is a syntactic method for automatically checking the absence of certain erroneous behaviors by classifying program phrases according to the kinds of values they compute. The study of type systems -- and of programming languages from a type-theoretic perspective -- has important applications in software engineering, language design, high-performance compilers, and security.This text provides a comprehensive introduction both to type systems in computer science and to the basic theory of programming languages. The approach is pragmatic and operational; each new concept is motivated by programming examples and the more theoretical sections are driven by the needs of implementations. Each chapter is accompanied by numerous exercises and solutions, as well as a running implementation, available via the Web. Dependencies between chapters are explicitly identified, allowing readers to choose a variety of paths through the material.The core topics include the untyped lambda-calculus, simple type systems, type reconstruction, universal and existential polymorphism, subtyping, bounded quantification, recursive types, kinds, and type operators. Extended case studies develop a variety of approaches to modeling the features of object-oriented languages.
Published by: The MIT Press | Publication date: 01/04/2002Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 645 pages
Python Programming for Beginners: An Introduction to the Python Computer Language and Computer Programming (Python, Python 3, Python Tutorial)
Learn Python the Easy Way, Complete with Examples and ExercisesKnowing where to start when learning a new skill can be a challenge, especially when the topic seems so vast. There can be so much information available that you can't even decide where to start. Or worse, you start down the path of learning and quickly discover too many concepts, commands, and nuances that aren't explained. This kind of experience is frustrating and leaves you with more questions than answers.Python Programming for Beginners doesn't make any assumptions about your background or knowledge of Python or computer programming. You need no prior knowledge to benefit from this book. You will be guided step by step using a logical and systematic approach. As new concepts, commands, or jargon are encountered they are explained in plain language, making it easy for anyone to understand.Here is what you will learn by reading Python Programming for Beginners:
- When to use Python 2 and when to use Python 3.
- How to install Python on Windows, Mac, and Linux. Screenshots included.
- How to prepare your computer for programming in Python.
- The various ways to run a Python program on Windows, Mac, and Linux.
- Suggested text editors and integrated development environments to use when coding in Python.
- How to work with various data types including strings, lists, tuples, dictionaries, booleans, and more.
- What variables are and when to use them.
- How to perform mathematical operations using Python.
- How to capture input from a user.
- Ways to control the flow of your programs.
- The importance of white space in Python.
- How to organize your Python programs -- Learn what goes where.
- What modules are, when you should use them, and how to create your own.
- How to define and use functions.
- Important built-in Python functions that you'll use often.
- How to read from and write to files.
- The difference between binary and text files.
- Various ways of getting help and find Python documentation.
- Much more...
Publication date: 08/28/2014Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 164 pages
R: Easy R Programming for Beginners, Your Step-By-Step Guide To Learning R Programming (R Programming Series)
Learn R Programming Today With This Simple Step-By-Step, Ultimate Beginners Guide 2017!Updated & Improved: June 2017Do you want to learn R Programming?Do you want a guide that is easy to follow, detailed and written to make the process as effortless as possible?If so, “R: Easy R Programming For Beginners- Your Step-By-Step Guide to Learning R Programming” by Felix Alvaro is the book for you! It breaks down the fundamental elements that are essential to make you a confident R programmer.With more than 2,000,000 global users, the R language is rapidly turning into a top programming language specifically in the space of data science as well as statistics. What you are going to learn in this step-by-step beginner’s guide is how to master the fundamentals of such a gorgeous open-source programming language which includes vectors, data frames and lists.Because of the continuous growth of the data science industry, the demand for R Programmers is also rising. Today, anyone with the skill to program R is extremely valuable to the market place with average salaries for programmers at $115,000 per year! This book has been written to pass on the skill.What Separates This Book From The Rest?Unlike many of the books you will stumble upon on this topic, this book makes it easy for you to learn. The author brings you a unique guide that takes you through a natural sequence of lessons (step-by-step) whilst carefully explaining each concept and staying away from unnecessary technical jargon and defining the terms you must learn. This one-step-at-a-time approach allows anyone from an absolute beginner to a more knowledgeable programmer to easily grasp each lesson at their own pace and become more proficient as they progress through the book.In addition to that, this guide also contains images, examples and other tools to give you the assurance you are going in the right direction, as well as exercises that will allow you to retain up to 400% more of what you learn by practicing your exciting new skills!You Will Learn The Following:
- The history of R programming and its benefits
- How to install R & R Studio and work with code editors
- The fundamentals of R syntax
- Function & Arguments
- R Programming with user packages
- Organizing data in Vectors
- Working with Data-Frames and Matrices
- Creating Lists
- Effective coding in R
- Controlling Logical Flow
- Working with base graphics
- Creating Faceted graphics using Lattice
- And much more!
Publication date: 05/01/2016Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 156 pages
- The first chapter is a tutorial on the basic concepts of Go, introduced through programs for file I/O and text processing, simple graphics, and web clients and servers.
- Early chapters cover the structural elements of Go programs: syntax, control flow, data types, and the organization of a program into packages, files, and functions. The examples illustrate many packages from the standard library and show how to create new ones of your own. Later chapters explain the package mechanism in more detail, and how to build, test, and maintain projects using the go tool.
- The chapters on methods and interfaces introduce Go’s unconventional approach to object-oriented programming, in which methods can be declared on any type and interfaces are implicitly satisfied. They explain the key principles of encapsulation, composition, and substitutability using realistic examples.
- Two chapters on concurrency present in-depth approaches to this increasingly important topic. The first, which covers the basic mechanisms of goroutines and channels, illustrates the style known as communicating sequential processes for which Go is renowned. The second covers more traditional aspects of concurrency with shared variables. These chapters provide a solid foundation for programmers encountering concurrency for the first time.
- The final two chapters explore lower-level features of Go. One covers the art of metaprogramming using reflection. The other shows how to use the unsafe package to step outside the type system for special situations, and how to use the cgo tool to create Go bindings for C libraries.
Published by: Addison-Wesley Professional | Publication date: 11/16/2015Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 399 pages
"This book provides the reader with a comprehensive overview of the new open source programming language Go (in its first stable and maintained release Go 1) from Google. The language is devised with Java / C#-like syntax so as to feel familiar to the bulk of programmers today, but Go code is much cleaner and simpler to read, thus increasing the productivity of developers. You will see how Go: simplifies programming with slices, maps, structs and interfaces incorporates functional programming makes error-handling easy and securesimplifies concurrent and parallel programming with goroutines and channelsAnd you will learn how to: make use of Go’s excellent standard library program Go the idiomatic way using patterns and best practices in over 225 working examples and 135 exercises This book focuses on the aspects that the reader needs to take part in the coming software revolution using Go. "
Published by: iUniverse | Publication date: 03/09/2012Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 631 pages
This ebook is the first authorized digital version of Kernighan and Ritchie’s 1988 classic, The C Programming Language (2nd Ed.). One of the best-selling programming books published in the last fifty years, "K&R" has been called everything from the "bible" to "a landmark in computer science" and it has influenced generations of programmers. Available now for all leading ebook platforms, this concise and beautifully written text is a "must-have" reference for every serious programmer’s digital library. As modestly described by the authors in the Preface to the First Edition, this "is not an introductory programming manual; it assumes some familiarity with basic programming concepts like variables, assignment statements, loops, and functions. Nonetheless, a novice programmer should be able to read along and pick up the language, although access to a more knowledgeable colleague will help."
Published by: Prentice Hall | Publication date: 03/22/1988Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 279 pages