In the information age,the barriers just aren't there.The barriers are self-imposed.If you want to set off and go develop some grand new thing,you dont need millions of dollars of capitalization.You need enough pizza and Diet Coke to stick in your refrigerator,a cheap PC to work on,and the dedication to go through with it.We slept on floors.We waded across rivers.
The God of my rock; in him will I trust: he is my shield, and the horn of my salvation, my high tower, and my refuge, my saviour; thou savest me from violence.
I will call on the LORD, who is worthy to be praised: so shall I be saved from mine enemies.
今天开始看Intoduction to Algorithm(Second Edition),在Preface里作者根据针对不同的人群有了不同的建议,这里摘录To Professionals:
The wide range of topics in this book makes it an excellent handbook on algorithms. Because each chapter is relatively self-contained, you can focus in on the topics that most interest you.
Most of the algorithms we discuss have great practical utility. We therefore address implementation concerns and other engineering issues. We often provide practical alternatives to the few algorithms that are primarily of theoretical interest.
If you wish to implement any of the algorithms, you will find the translation of our pseudocode into your favorite programming language a fairly straightforward task. The pseudocode is designed to present each algorithm clearly and succinctly. Consequently, we do not address error-handling and other software-engineering issues that require specific assumptions about your programming environment. We attempt to present each algorithm simply and directly without allowing the idiosyncrasies of a particular programming language to obscure its essence.
If you are a developer, and you don’t like change, you should get out of this business as early as possible.
If you are a Developer, you should always reset yourself, reset what you learn and do thing before, fundamentally.
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