RE: Greetings, and a question (or two)...

Subject: RE: Greetings, and a question (or two)...
From: "Buss, Jason A" <jabuss -at- cessna -dot- textron -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 19 Mar 2001 14:45:52 -0600

Personally, I don't think there are many GOOD books written as an
introduction to programming.
Most books are introductions to languages, be it Qbasic, VB, Java, Python,
whatever. While most introductory books offer "no prior programming
experience needed", more often than not, that particular claim is Bravo
Sierra.

I think a book that offers language-independent primers on programming
concepts (loops, conditionals, methods, classes, ect) would be a big help to
non-programmers wanting to take the plunge and try to learn a computer
language (would have helped me).

my $0.02-

-Jason A. Buss

-----Original Message-----
From: A. R. Goldman [mailto:argoldman -at- mindspring -dot- com]

I have found a potential collaborator for a book project which will use
different, and hopefully more effective, methodologies to teach programming
languages...

Are there any thoughts on the marketability of yet another book for
beginning programmers? More appear on the shelves every week, but I have no
way of knowing if these books sell, or disappear as quickly (or probably
more quickly) than they were written...

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