Book Review: Beautiful Code

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My appreciation of Beautiful Code is like the one I have for the Justice League or the X-Men– a band of exceptional individuals moving towards a common, altruistic end. (Proceeds of the the book will go to Amnesty International. ) This compendium of insightful essays and articles is edited by Andy Oram and Greg Wilson.

The talent of the contributors is undeniable and the text reminds me of the Algorithms class I took in college. The book relates how various software design architects and experts attack and solve problems while maintaining the elegance of the implementation. The range of topics include Perl, Haskell, Python and Ruby. This should give the enthusiastic developer a fresh and broad perspective on software. I have to mention that the book is developer oriented, so expect a lot of code and text intertwined.

They say beauty is in the eye of the beholder. The book hopefully will be able to give you a new way to look at software.

  • http://vaes9.codedgraphic.com/ Eugene

    I heard about this book and would definitely want to read it. Now if I only had the money. Hehehe.

  • http://www.acopic.co.uk Acopic Web Design

    What – no PHP (LMAO)? I suppose you’d have to rename it Spaghetti Code if that was the case. Seriously – don’t get at me though – although I studied Software Engineering (Java mainly), I am now a PHP developer.

    Looks like a nice book. Wouldn’t mind a read…

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    please provide me with come codes to developed my website

  • http://saim-baig.blogspot.com Saim Baig

    Don’t think i will be reading it soon.Coz off late i don’t have enough money to buy it.Will defiantly look for its pdf.But i will buy the original one for sure.

  • http://www.lingo.si/ SlvrSrfr

    Ouch! This is too much code for my brain…

  • http://www.pokerworks.net/ Mae

    Great book!

  • Justice

    Too much code? LOL!!!! this book can be very beneficial

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    I'm think this codes are necessary usually for web design, I want to figure this out. And hoping more information on it.

  • daleclara

    Web design
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  • aeireck

    That book is very useful especially for those number related subjects. It can be a very big help. But for me, I guess I will get crazy if I will read that book. I'm not just really good in numbers.

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  • aeireck

    That book is very useful especially for those number related subjects. It can be a very big help. But for me, I guess I will get crazy if I will read that book. I'm not just really good in numbers.

    http://entranceessays.net/