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Book: Puzzles for Programmers and Pros

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So, I had this book lying around for quite some time. Recently, I found some time to read it. It’s a really good book if you like puzzles and “mind games” in general. Due to its structure I won’t have a per-chapter overview since it is just a collection of puzzles. There is nothing to discuss. :P

Title: Puzzles for Programmers and Pros
Author: Dennis E. Shasha

Part I: Mind Games
Part II: The Secret of the Puzzle
Part III: Faithful Foes

If you like logic puzzles and mind games I definitely suggest you to read this book. It’s well written and has many cool puzzles to play with. Although it isn’t a huge book (just 200 pages) if you want to solve the puzzles without checking out the solutions it might take a lot of time to finish it. :P

Written by xorl

August 28, 2011 at 04:30

Posted in books

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  1. Some puzzle examples would be nice!


    August 31, 2011 at 13:28

  2. Sorry for the really delayed reply. You can check out some examples from Amazon’s “Search inside this book” feature. http://www.amazon.com/Puzzles-Programmers-Pros-Dennis-Shasha/dp/0470121688


    September 11, 2011 at 17:40

  3. This is very good! Solving puzzles keep you mentally active and fit. Puzzles are excellent for training your brain. They stimulate mathematical and logistical problem solving. They help to improve your abilities to analyze, deduce, reason, sequence, and help to develop problem-solving skills. Jigsaw puzzles in particular help your sense of spatial arrangements and improve eye-hand co-ordination. Puzzles are used in many training establishments and schools as learning aids.


    May 18, 2012 at 12:20

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