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Puzzles for Programmers and Pros

 
 
 
 
Puzzles for Programmers and Pros
Author: Dennis Shasha
ISBN 13: 9780470121689
ISBN 10: 470121688
Edition: 1
Publisher: Wrox
Publication Date: 2007-05-07
Format: Paperback
Pages: 240
List Price: $24.99
 
 

  • Aimed at both working programmers who are applying for a job where puzzles are an integral part of the interview, as well as techies who just love a good puzzle, this book offers a cache of exciting puzzles
  • Features a new series of puzzles, never before published, called elimination puzzles that have a pedagogical aim of helping the reader solve an entire class of Sudoku-like puzzles
  • Provides the tools to solve the puzzles by hand and computer
  • The first part of each chapter presents a puzzle; the second part shows readers how to solve several classes of puzzles algorithmically; the third part asks the reader to solve a mystery involving codes, puzzles, and geography
  • Comes with a unique bonus: if readers actually solve the mystery, they have a chance to win a prize, which will be promoted on wrox.com!