Just as natural pearls grow from grains of sand that irritate oysters, programming pearls have grown from real problems that have irritated real programmers. With origins beyond solid engineering, in the realm of insight and creativity, Bentley's pearls offer solutions to those nagging problems. Illustrated by programs designed as much for fun as for instruction, the book is filled with lucid and witty descriptions of practical programming techniques and fundamental design principles. In this revision, Bentley has substantially updated his essays to reflect current programming methods and environments. In addition, there are three new essays on - testing, debugging, and timing, set representations, string problems. All the original programs have been rewritten, and an equal amount of new code has been generated. Implementations of all the programs, in C or C++, are available on the Web.
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A cross between a style book and an algorithms book.
I actually read the first edition of this book and therefore this review is about it. The point of this book is to teach people how to think about programs, in particular to make them more efficient. I think this is a good book for helping people to understand what programming is all about.
Cracking the Oyster
Data Structures Programs
Writing Correct Programs
A Small Matter of Programming
Perspective on Performance
The Back of the Envelope
Strings of Pearls
Epilog to the First Edition
Epilog to the Second Edition
A Catalog of Algorithms
An Estimation Quiz
Cost Models for Time and Space
Algorithm Design Techniques
A Sample Problem
Rules for Code Tuning
C++ Classes for Searching
Hints for Selected Problems
Solutions to Selected Problems
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