Operating Systems
Programming Languages
Microsoft Technologies
Computer Science
Formal Methods
MM & Game Dev.
Theory Computing
DS & Algorithms
Software Engineering
Web Programming
Web Technologies

Contact Us | What's New | Missing Link | Feedback

CS -> Compilers and Languages

Book Title : Understanding Programming Languages
eBook download format(s) : zip
Author(s) : M. Ben-Ari
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons (Jan 2006)
Section : CS -> Compilers and Languages
Book Review:

Book Description
The role of language in programming has been downgraded in favor of software methodology and tools; not just downgraded, but totally repudiated when it is claimed that a well-designed system can be implemented equally well in any language. But programming languages are not just a tool; they furnish the raw material of software, the thing we look at on our screens most of the day. I believe that the programming language is one of the most important, not one of the least important, factors that influence the ultimate quality of a software system. Unfortunately, too many programmers have poor linguistic skills. He/she is passionately in love with his/her "native" programming language, but is not able to analyze and compare language constructs, nor to understand the advantages and disadvantages of modern languages and language concepts. Too often, one hears statements that demonstrate conceptual confusion: "Language L1 is more powerful (or more efficient) than language L2".

The Aim of The Book:

The aim of this book is to help the student understand programming languages by analyzing and contrasting language constructs:

- What alternatives are available to the language designer?
- How are language constructs implemented?
- How should they be used?

We have not hesitated to be prescriptive: to claim that accumulated experience shows that certain constructs are to be preferred, and others to be avoided or at least used with caution. Of course, any book on programming languages should not be taken as a reference manual for any particular language. The goal is to learn to analyze languages and not to study the peculiarities of any language in depth. Nor is the book a guide to the choice of a language for any particular project. The goal is to supply the student with the conceptual tools needed to make such a decision.


The prerequisite for this book is at least one year of programming in some language such as Pascal or C. In any case, the student should have a basic reading knowledge of C. A familiarity with the structure and machine code of some computer will also be helpful.

add to                 Digg!

You may use anyone of the download options

eBook VersionLook @ Amazon
Front Cover

Missing Link?, Report It and you may wish to find Similar Books from amazon.

Tell a Friend!

Similar Book titles in CS -> Compilers and Languages section:
Programming Languages: Application and Interpretation
Functional Programming and Parallel Graph Rewriting
Programming in Martin-Lof's Type Theory
Advanced Programming Language Design
Programming from Specifications, Second Edition
Programming Languages
Implementing Functional Languages: A Tutorial
Logic, Programming and Prolog, 2nd Edition
Introduction to Programming Languages
Dictionary of Programming Languages
Syntax and Semantics of Programming Languages
Advanced Programming Language Features for Executable Design Patterns -Better Patterns Through Reflection
Data, Syntax and Semantics - An Introduction to Modelling Programming Languages
Inductive Logic Programming - Techniques and Applications
Lecture Notes on Semantics of Programming Languages

Similar Book titles in Other sections:

Section: Bio-Chemistry
Understanding Biotechnology

Section: Data Structures and Algorithms
Concepts, Techniques, and Models of Computer Programming
Patterns for Adaptive Programming (AP)
Art of Programming Contest

Section: Multimedia & Game Development
Programming The Nintendo Game Boy Advance: The Unofficial Guide

Section: CS -> Theory
Type Theory and Functional Programming
Applicative Programming and Specification

Section: DB -> Datawarehousing
Database Systems: Concepts, Languages and Architectures

Section: DB -> DB / 2
Road Map to DB2 Programming

Section: DB -> Oracle
Oracle Programming with Visual Basic
Oracle PL/SQL Programming, 2nd Edition
Oracle PL/SQL Programming: Guide to Oracle8i Features
Advanced Oracle PL/SQL Programming with Packages (Nutshell Handbook)

Section: DB -> Others
Database Programming with Perl
Programming the Perl DBI
Teach Yourself Database Programming with Visual C++ 6 in 21 Day

Section: DB -> SQL
Embedded SQL Programming Guide

Section: DB -> SQL Server
SQL Server 2005 Stored Procedure Programming in T-SQL & .NET

Section: Device Drivers
Streams Programming Guide

Section: Microprocessor
Assembly Language Programming Tools for the IA-64 Architecture
IA-32 Intel Architecture Software Developer's Manual Volume 3: System Programming Guide
Programming PIC Microcontroller in C (CC5X compiler)
Programming PIC Microcontrollers in BASIC
Understanding Electronics Components
Show all..

Section: Peripherals
Programming guide and sample code for RTL8139 family
Serial Port Programming Information ZIP
SoundBlaster Programming Information v0.90

Section: Advanced Java
Principles of Object-Oriented Programming in Java
Tricks of Java Programming Gurus
Practical Artificial Intelligence Programming in Java
Concurrent Programming Using Java

Section: Java Enterprise Edition
Developer's Guide to Understanding Enterprise JavaBeans
Programming Jakarta Struts
Programming Jakarta Struts, 2nd Edition

Section: Java User Interface
Programming User Interfaces with JFC
Teach Yourself Internet Game Programming With Java in 21 Days

Section: Java Language
Code Conventions for the Java Programming Language
Essentials of the Java Programming Language, Part 1
Essentials of the Java Programming Language, Part 2
Peter Norton's Guide to Java Programming
Teach Yourself Java 1.1 Programming in 24 Hours
Show all..

Section: Java Networking
Web Programming with Java
Java Thin Client Programming

Section: Java Tools
Java Programming Guide for OS/390
IMS Version 7 and Java Application Programming

Section: Mathematics
Programming for Engineers with Mathematica
An Introduction to Linear Programming and the Simplex Algorithm

Section: Miscellaneous
Michael Abrash's Graphics Programming Black Book
Microsoft RPC Programming Guide
Call Center Mathematics - A scientific method for understanding and improving contact centers
Concurrent Programming in Erlang

Section: Microsoft Certifications
Programming Desktop Applications With MS Visual Basic6 MCSD training kit

Section: Microsoft C Sharp (C#)
C# COM+ Programming
C Sharp Network Programming
Programming C# (2nd Edition)
Mastering Windows 2000 Programming with Visual C++
Mastering CSharp Database Programming
Show all..

Section: Microsoft COM/DCOM/ActiveX/ATL
ActiveX Programming Unleashed
Activex Programming With Visual C++ 5
Programming Distributed Applications With COM And Microsoft Visual Basic 6.0
Teach Yourself Activex Programming in 21 Days
Programming ADO
Show all..

Section: Microsoft .(dot) net
Applied Microsoft .Net Framework Programming
Programming Microsoft.NET
Web Programming with Visual J++

Section: Office Development
Programming Microsoft Visual Interdev 6
Programming Microsoft Office 2000 Web Components
Programming Microsoft Outlook and Microsoft Exchange

Section: Microsoft Visual Basic
Programming Microsoft Visual Basic 6
Web Programming with Visual Basic
COM+ Programming with Visual Basic
Programming VB .NET: A Guide for Experienced Programmers

Section: Microsoft Visual C++
Programming Visual C++, 5th Edition
Teach Yourself Database Programming with VC++ 6 in 21 Days
Programming Windows with MFC
Mastering Windows 2000 Programming with Visual C++

Section: MS Web Technologies
Programming Microsoft Internet Explorer 5
Programming Active Server Pages

Section: Windows Development
Programming the Microsoft Windows Driver Model, Second Edition
Tricks of the Windows Game Programming Gurus (2nd Edition)
Programming Windows CE
Programming Server Side Applications For Microsoft Windows 2000
Programming Applications For Microsoft Windows
Show all..

Section: Networking
Understanding Networking Technologies
SIP: Understanding the Session Initiation Protocol, Second Edition
Understanding TCPIP
Understanding IP Addressing: Everything You Ever Wanted To Know
Understanding the OSI 7 Layer Model
Show all..

Section: GNU/Linux OS
Advanced Linux Programming
Introduction to Socket Programming
Teach Yourself Shell Programming in 24 Hours
Effective AWK Programming
X Window and Motif Programming Guide
Show all..

Section: Embedded and RTOS
Programming Embedded Systems in C and C++

Section: Solaris OS
Programming Interfaces Guide
Streams Programming Guide
Multithreaded Programming Guide

Section: OS Theory
Programming the Be Operating System
Spring Concepts, Internals Architecture and Programming
HOPE: A Programming Model for Optimism
The Art of Unix Programming

Section: Unix OS
Nextstep Programming: Step One : Object-Oriented Applications/Book and Disk
The Unix Programming Environment
Volume 7A: XView Programming Manual

Section: Assembly Language
Windows Assembly Language & Systems Programming: 16- And 32-Bit Low-Level Programming for the PC and Windows
Introduction to RISC Assembly Language Programming
Programming from the Ground Up
The Art of Assembly Language Programming
Win32 Programming for x86 Assembly Language
Show all..

Section: C Language
Introduction to C and C++ Programming
C Programming Tutorial (K&R version 4)
Writing Bug-Free C Code for Windows: A Programming Style That Automatically Detects Bugs in C Code
Programming in C: A Tutorial
C Programming
Show all..

Section: COBOL Programming
ZingCOBOL: A Beginner's Guide to Programming in COBOL
COBOL Programming Course
COBOL Programming Guide
VisualAge COBOL for Windows Programming Guide
COBOL Programming Standards
Show all..

Section: C++ Language
An Introduction to C++ and Object Oriented Programming
An Introduction to C++ Programming
C++ in Action: Industrial Strength Programming Techniques
C++ Programming for Scientists
C++ Programming HOW-TO
Show all..

Section: Other Programming
Ada 95: The Craft of Object-Oriented Programming
Pascal Programming
Principles of Programming Languages
Programming Language Examples Alike Cookbook
Prolog Programming: A First Course
Show all..

Section: Perl Scripting
Advanced Perl Programming
Effective Perl Programming: Writing Better Programs With Perl
Practical Perl Programming
Programming Perl 5.0 CGI Web Pages for Microsoft Windows NT
Programming Perl, 3rd Edition
Show all..

Section: Ruby Programming
Programming Ruby - The Pragmatic Programmer's Guide

Section: Scripting
Practical Programming in Tcl and Tk
The Scheme Programming Language, Second Edition
Tclwise - Guide to the Tcl Programming Language
The Scheme Programming Language, Third Edition
GUI Programming with Python: QT Edition
Show all..

Section: Smalltalk
Smalltalk/V Mac Tutorial and Programming Handbook
Smalltalk-80: The Interactive Programming Environment

Section: Redbooks Draft
Understanding SOA Security Design and Implementation
Programming the Cell Broadband Engine Examples and Best Practices
ABCs of z/OS System Programming Volume 8
ABCs of z/OS System Programming Volume 9
ABCs of z/OS System Programming Volume 3
Show all..

Section: Redbooks
ABCs of z/OS System Programming Volume 9
Understanding the IBM System Storage DR550
IBM System S Programming Guide
ABCs of z/OS System Programming Volume 7
ABCs of z/OS System Programming Volume 10
Show all..

Section: IBM Technotes
Journal Caching: Understanding the Risk of Data Loss

Section: Redpapers
Understanding Lotus Notes Smart Upgrade
Understanding IT Perimeter Security
WebSphere Application Server V7: Understanding Class Loaders
Smarter Cities Series: A Foundation for Understanding IBM Smarter Cities
Smarter Cities Series: Understanding the IBM Approach to Efficient Buildings
Show all..

Section: Redpapers Draft
WebSphere Customer Center: Understanding Performance

Section: Software Engineering
Understanding Open Source and Free Software Licensing
How to Design Programs: An Introduction to Programming and Computing
Programming from Specifications
Reusable Software Components: Object-Oriented Embedded Systems Programming in C
Reasoned Programming
Show all..

Section: Telecommunication
Understanding Telephone Electronics

Section: Web Programming
Web Client Programming with Perl
CGI Programming on the World Wide Web
CGI Programming Unleashed
Special Edition Using Perl 5 for Web Programming
Web Programming Unleashed
Show all..

Section: XML, XSL & UML
Introduction to XML Programming
XML Programming: Web Applications and Web Services With JSP and ASP

Similar Books from Amazon :

Tell a Friend!

©2008 - Home - Privacy Policy - Program Policy, Terms and Conditions