Don't call your self a programmer until you've read "The Art of Computer Programming"



Apart from Alan Turing, Bill Gates, Steve Jobs and Dennis Ritchie. Donald Knuth is another titan in the computer world.

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He is a Stanford professor emeritus and the author of "The Art of Computer Programming," a multivolume set of books dedicated to the serious practitioner of Computer Science.

The Art of Computer Programming set

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The set has truly a special place in information technology or computer science world. To understand his books, one needs to take a serious time off to read those books and re-read them again.

If you think that you're a programmer just because you can write a program in your sleep. Well...

Bill Gates once said, “If you think you’re a really good programmer… read Art of Computer Programming… You should definitely send me a résumé if you can read the whole thing.”

References:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Donald_Knuth

Medium - The Art of Computer Programming’ by Donald Knuth

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