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A Beautiful On-line Version of SICP

If, like me, you’re a lover of SICP (Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs) you’ll be happy to know that there’s a beautiful on-line version of it available. Years ago, MIT generously put up a version but some of the … Continue reading

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SICP in Info

Those of you who have been around for a while know that I consider Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs (SICP) one of the best—if not the best—computer science books ever written. I was an experienced software engineer when I … Continue reading

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Sad But True

Seems indicative of shifting expectations/demands that SICP used to be freshman course book; now it's considered "super advanced reading" :/ — Andy Matuschak (@andy_matuschak) March 26, 2015

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Working Through SICP

As I've said many times before, I'm a huge fan of The Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs (SICP), Hal Abelson's and Jerry Sussman's seminal work on computer science. It's a tremendous resource and one that's available on the Web … Continue reading

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Interactive SICP

Longtime Irreal readers know that I consider Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs (SICP) arguably the best computer science book ever written. Therefore, I was delighted when I discovered an online version of SICP with an embedded Scheme interpreter so … Continue reading

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SICP and Why It Matters

Brian Harvey, who has been teaching the Berkeley SICP course for 25 years has an interesting and moving tribute to the famous Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs, which he calls the best computer science book in the world. Irreal … Continue reading

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SICP For The Kindle And iPad

Long time readers know that I am a big fan of Abelson and Sussman's Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs and that I consider it the best book ever written about computer programming. I have the on-line version permanently bookmarked … Continue reading

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SICP Under Attack?

Vedant Kumar has a provocative post entitled SICP is Under Attack in which he laments the abandonment of SICP by several universities and especially by Berkeley, where he is a EE/CS student. Berkeley, it turns out, is replacing SICP with … Continue reading

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