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Masterminds of Programming by Federico Biancuzzi
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Sep 30, 2011

really liked it
bookshelves: interviews, coding, software, engineering, computer, languages
Read in March, 2010

I think I have a hangover from my computer science undergraduate days as seeing language developers with a certain amount of awe. One side-effect of reading this set of interviews is that I have a much better picture of the diversity of language designers and it seems much more approachable now.[return][return]A few of the interviews seem rough, as if the interviewer and interviewee weren't quite talking about the same thing. Also, it seemed like for one or two of the group interviews that there were separate interviews that were combined. [return][return]There isn't as much computer science history in here as I had expected. More discussion revolved around current programming practices and future challenges. Not a bad thing, but it is a little suprising.

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