Introducing Thomas Cormen – developer’s rock star?
I first came across Thomas Cormen on Quora. Developers silently (or vocally) revere Dr. Cormen. Dr. Cormen actively participates on Quora and graciously answers many questions. I had seen Cormen’s book, ‘Introduction to Algorithms’, on a developer’s desk. Developers swear by this book. However, for beginners, his other book, ‘Algorithms Unlocked’ was recommended. Take a look at my visualizations of Dr. Cormen’s books. As an aside, another book which is very popular is Gayle Laakmann McDowell’s ‘Cracking the coding interview’.
The current focus on coding/development as a means of testing is misguided (this does not refer to developer TDD which is good). However, it is a good idea for testers to be familiar with both a scripting language as well as a low level language like C#/C++/Java (cf. Lessons Learned)
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Visualization of books related to Algorithms Unlocked
Books related to Thomas Cormen’s Introduction to Algorithms
Career developers refer to Thomas Cormen’s book, ‘Introduction to Algorithms’