Theoretical Introduction To Programming by Bruce Ian MillsTheoretical Introduction To Programming by Bruce Ian Mills

Theoretical Introduction To Programming

byBruce Ian Mills

Paperback | October 25, 2005

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Including easily digested information about fundamental techniques and concepts in software construction, this book is distinct in unifying pure theory with pragmatic details. Driven by generic problems and concepts, with brief and complete illustrations from languages including C, Prolog, Java, Scheme, Haskell and HTML.

This book is intended to be both a how-to handbook and easy reference guide. Discussions of principle, worked examples and exercises are presented. All concepts outside introductory programming are explained with clear demarcation and dependencies so the experienced programmer can quickly locate material. Readable in a linear manner, with short mono-thematic to encourage dipping and reference. Also included are sections on open problems in software theory and practice.

While little other than a novice programmer's knowledge is explicitly assumed, a certain conceptual maturity, either through commercial programming or academic training is required - each language is introduced and explained briefly as needed.

Title:Theoretical Introduction To ProgrammingFormat:PaperbackDimensions:358 pages, 23.5 × 15.5 × 0.02 inPublished:October 25, 2005Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1846280214

ISBN - 13:9781846280214


Table of Contents

The Abstract Rational Outlook.- A Grab Bag of Computational Models.- Some Formal Technology.- Limitations on Exact Knowledge.- Some Orthodox Languages.- Arithmetic Computation.- Repetitive Computation.- Temporal Interaction.- Container Datatypes.

Editorial Reviews

From the reviews:"A good programmer has to know more than the constructs of a given programming language: eg., computational models, formal technologies, limitations on models, technologies and computers, properties of programming languages (and their compilers), interaction between programs, and even philosophical aspects. . the author gives a good introduction to the mentioned fields in the form of chapters partitioned into notions (and some exercises) . . So, the book is a good survey for specialists . ." (G. Riedewald, Zentralblatt MATH, Vol. 1097 (23), 2006)