Re: Book questions
On Apr 12, 2015, at 10:35 AM, David Christensen <email@example.com> wrote:
> There now are a number of university-level lectures and/or courses available online for free. For example, SICP 1 e.:
Good thought -- I'm in one right now.
Harvard's CS50x (Harvard's idea of an Introduction to Computer Science) is very good. There's CS theory, not anywhere as thorough as MIT's, I gather from the 'Net, but it includes quite a bit of hands on C coding, and it's one of the free ones. Get a K&R and a snappy connection to the web.
And to do this course, you need a reasonably modern computer to handle the virtual Ubuntu/XFCE machine they provide (for Linux, Mac, or Winders). My Pentium laptop gets the job done, eventually, but the more modern Xeon box downstairs is much easier to live with...