6515 S '11


Required text:

Gamma, Helm, Johnson, Vlissides: Design Patterns: Elements of Reusable Object-Oriented Software. Addison-Wesley, Reading MA 1995.

The text is as necessary for a software developer as a dictionary for an English writer.

I will hand out copies of select articles and book chapters. Time permitting, I will compile them and have them available via some copy place.

Recommended texts:

Felleisen, Findler, Flatt, Krishnamurthi:  How to Design Programs  MIT Press, Cambridge MA 2001

If you have any doubts what the design recipes are and how to match the program organization to the data definition, consult this book. This is where you started and, believe it or not, this is what you need to remember.

Strunk and White:  Elements of Style, 3rd edition.

You will need to write memos if your investment into your education here is to pay off. This little book will help you formulate those memos. It is worth purchasing a copy and keeping it on your desk for the rest of your career, right next to an English dictionary. Your books on programming and software development will change far more often.

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