If Hemingway Wrote JavaScript
Publisher: No Starch Press
Final Release Date: October 2014
Pages: 192

What if William Shakespeare were asked to generate the Fibonacci series or Jane Austen had to write a factorial program? In If Hemingway Wrote JavaScript, author Angus Croll imagines short JavaScript programs as written by famous wordsmiths. The result is a peculiar and charming combination of prose, poetry, and programming.

The best authors are those who obsess about language—and the same goes for JavaScript developers. To master either craft, you must experiment with language to develop your own style, your own idioms, and your own expressions. To that end, If Hemingway Wrote JavaScript playfully bridges the worlds of programming and literature for the literary geek in all of us.

Featuring original artwork by Miran Lipovaca.

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So long and thanks for all the fish

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    Comments about oreilly If Hemingway Wrote JavaScript:

    Very fun read. One of the most creative writings on programming or a programming language. You could probably enjoy reading this without any knowledge of Javascript or programming. The author does a great job setting up the historic author's solutions. Seeing the same problem approached in five different and very creative ways shows just how diverse the language is. It also helps you think about how to approach a single problem in many different ways. I could read it over and over. A very unique and refreshing book on a topic that usually only gets very technical analysis. Highly recommended.

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