The True Meaning of Programming Book Titles
Let L be a programming language. Here are the true meanings of
the titles of programming books for L.
Albert Y. C. Lai
- L for Dummies
- You will be able to impress your dummy friends
with your programming skill.
- Introduction to L
- Hopefully you can pass the introductory L
course you are taking.
- The L Programming Language
- Prior knowledge of L is assumed.
A degree or diploma in computing is recommended.
- The L Cookbook
- You don't know what you are doing, but that's fine --
the author does. Trust me.
- Teach Yourself L in N days
- Our L guru finished reviewing this
book in N days.
- L by Examples
- Give your friend weed, and you will have his business
for life. Show him how to grow weed, and you will face competition
- L Unleashed
- The dangerous side of L unleashed -- by rookie programmer
on the wild.
- Advanced L Programming
- Use L to do what it is not designed to do.
(Nevermind the fact that there are more suitable tools.)
- Data Structures using L
- Data structures in L are hard
because L is badly designed for user-defined data structures.
- Software Engineering using L
- Software engineering with L is hard
because L is badly designed for software engineering.
- Doing ___ in L
- Doing ___ in L is hard because L is badly designed
for doing ___.