Max Lybbert's Reviews > Programming: The Derivation Of Algorithms

Programming by A. Kaldewaij
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Jul 03, 11

Read from June 25 to July 03, 2011

It's hard not to compare this book to Dijkstra's and Feijen's "A Method of Programming." Kaldewaij credits Dijkstra with the creation of the calculational method, and mentions work by several programmers in developing it -- including Feijen. Kaldewaij also acknowledges Feijen for "teaching me everything he knows about programming." Additionally, Kaldewaij mentions that many of the exercises in the book come from "A Method of Programming."

Although "Derivation of Algorithms" covers the same ground as "A Method of Programming," "Derivation of Algortihms" goes a little further. If anything, Kaldewaij presents more math than Dijkstra or Feijen, and as an independent student, I greatly appreciated this fact. I also have to admit that there are concepts in "A Method of Programming" that I didn't notice until reading "Derivation of Algorithms."

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