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firstname.lastname@example.org (Cyber Surfer) writes:
Hey, you only need _one_ [book on Scheme]. My choice would be SICP,
but it could easily be a personal thing.
Many people don't care about learning programming at the level of
SICP; they simply want to get some particular problem done quickly.
You may frown on them, but hands-on books like "Learn XYZ in 21 Days",
"Writing CGI Scripts in XYZ", "Neural Networks in XYZ", "Database
Programming in XYZ", and "GUI Apps in XYZ" are very useful to lots
Since I write software that is used by other people, the existence of
such books is an important consideration when picking an extension
language, because it saves me considerable time when documenting what
I did when I can simply point at existing books for a lot of the