A book to help you think — effectively

Think like a programmer

Many people enjoy puzzles as a means of entertaining themselves while exercising their minds. V. Anton Spraul uses puzzles to illustrate the ways real problems are solved by programmers.

Spraul’s book Think Like a Programmer: An Introduction to Creative Problem Solving introduces concepts and methods of creative problem-solving to would-be programmers, but the strategies work for anyone with problems to solve.

This month, all Windows Secrets subscribers can download an excerpt: Chapter 1, “Strategies for Problem Solving,” in which readers learn important terms and the importance of rules in problem-solving.

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