Books for new and old Computer Scientists

Here I am collecting up some references to books from colleagues and others which are suggested reading for computer science students. Some suggestions are from others on twitter so these just have their @ handle. Those related to posts with more details are linked. Rather than repeat what each person or others say about the book I simply refer you to the source to keep this list brief. Note, some of the text in [AD 2010] and [IS 2010] overlaps as they drew from the same suggestions.

This list was last updated: Jul 2nd 2015



  • Advanced Programming in the UNIX Environment by W. Richard Stevens and Stephen A. Rago [@saleem_bhatti AD 2010]
  • The C Programming Language by Brian Kernighan and Dennis M Ritchie [@turingfan AD 2010]
  • Structure and interpretation of computer programs by Abelson and Sussman [@simoninireland AD 2010]





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