Media praise for Masterminds of Programming
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"The book is an essential read for whosoever is the active participant in the IT industry. Many parts of this book are strongly relevant for encouraging the spirit of continuing innovation and research by upcoming information technology specialists. At the very least the programmer for the respective language can grasp some of the creator(s)'s philosophy driving its key concepts."
-- , Desicritics.org
"Along with Donald Knuth's Art of Computer Programming, this book will be a key part of my Computer Science book collection...This book captures the major technical decisions and frames of mind which led to the development of prominent historical and contemporary languages, and gives the motivations and historical framework within which it became necessary to introduce a new language and/or style of programming. "
-- , Amazon.com
"Any serious programmer should find these interviews mesmerizing. "
-- , The Kleper Report on Digital Publishing
"Generally speaking, the book is well written and thought provoking. It puts some arguments to rest, sometimes after decades. It creates new arguments to be had within the programming community. It gives amazing insight into the creation of programming languages as well as programming itself. "
-- , KnowProSE.com
"This book is very inspiring and funny...Read it if you're interested in Programming languages."
-- , Amazon.com
"Over my last few flights I've been reading Masterminds of Programming by Federico Biancuzzi. It's a collection of interviews with the creators of a whole bunch of different programming languages, and is quite full of advice and insight, even for those of us who'll never design a language." Full Review >
-- , www.malcolmgroves.com