Dr. Dobbs and reading matter (was Re: Difference between IDE and SCSI ??)
mjs at CLEMSON.EDU
Mon Feb 4 17:21:41 UTC 2008
On Mon, 2008-02-04 at 00:58 +0000, Ian Malone wrote:
> Matthew Saltzman wrote:
> > On Sat, 2008-02-02 at 18:12 -0800, Les wrote:
> >> I had
> >> subscribed to Byte (when it was folded and stapled with no
> >> advertisements), and Dr Dobbs Journal when it was still labeled Dr.
> >> Dobbs Journal of Computer Calisthenics and Orthodontia, and watched the
> >> evolution of many things, including C, PASCAL, ADA and other languages.
> >> But the time line I used was from PC World.
> > Man, I miss that Dr. Dobbs. That and C/C++ Users' Journal. Is there
> > any other magazine out there that caters to the "serious" programmer?
> It still exists, though I must confess to never having
> read it. I discovered a while back that our library has
> a (near?) complete set; it was also available in Borders
> a while back, but their specialist journals come and go
> (they also used to have the US import Linux Magazine
> and another import, possibly Linux Journal).
It still exists (and I still subscribe, as it seems to be the closest
there is to a programmer's magazine), but it's gone "corporate". Lots
of Web services, .NET, etc. Much less algorithmics (I miss Dr. Ecco).
Before making the transition to its "new look", it absorbed C/C++ User's
I saw an issue of Linux Magazine recently that impressed me much more
than my earlier samples did. I'll have to look at it some more. But
that's Linux-specific, rather than general programming.
Clemson University Mathematical Sciences
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