[plt-scheme] Hit People Over the Head with HtDP

From: Daniel Prager (danprager at optusnet.com.au)
Date: Tue Jan 20 14:49:43 EST 2009

> A personal perspecitve:
> The two books that have made the biggest impact on me -- as one of  
> these so-called experienced programmers -- have been Meyer's OOSC2  
> late last century, and more recently working through the early  
> chapters of SICP using DrScheme.  I have not read HTDP (yet).
> Within the Scheme-space I think that it would be useful to give some  
> short guide as to when and why to read:
> * The Little Schemer
> * HTDP
> * PLAI
> etc.
> Most recently I have made enjoyable, but abortive starts with PLAI  
> and Norvig's earlier tome, but haven't had the dedication to push  
> through very far with either.
> In my case it's not clear to me where I should go next, when I have  
> the time, and I would be more interested to see something of a meta- 
> reading guide for the experienced programmer interested in "serious  
> continuing self-education", rather than being "hit over the head"  
> with any particular tome, no matter how great.
> Cheers
> Dan
> P.S. When my children are old enough I will make sure that I hit  
> them^H^H^H^H^H^H gently encourage them to start with DrScheme and  
> HTDP.  I'll report back on this initiative in ~9 years.

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