The Imposter's Handbook


The Imposter's Handbook

The Imposter's Handbook covers many areas. The goal of the author was to give an overview about topics discussed while studying Computer Science. Topics discussed are among others:

  • Computation
  • Complexity
  • Big O
  • Data Structures
  • Algorithms
  • Compilation
  • Software Design Patterns
  • Functional Programming
  • Databases
  • Essential Unix

The many subject areas covered make the book valuable and at the same time challenging. The author does not deep dive into any of them. So from my point of view the topics aren't really discussed but rather introduced. The reader is able to get an understanding of each topic to survive a first discussion. If you want to understand more deeply, you need to pick up other books.

at last:
The Imposter's Handbook is an entertaining book. The code examples are simple and easy to understand. The book serves as a read that can be read without sitting in front of a computer. This makes it a good companion when traveling.

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