Dr. Dobbs and reading matter (was Re: Difference between IDE and SCSI ??)

Matthew Saltzman 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.

                Matthew Saltzman

Clemson University Mathematical Sciences
mjs AT clemson DOT edu

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