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The Imposter’s Handbook

The Imposter’s Handbook by Rob Conery

The Imposter’s Handbook is a fun to read book. It starts from the idea that anyone without a Computer Science degree can get quickly into the most common concepts, slang and buzzwords used in the IT industry.

We all know that we use CS jargon (may-be BS jargon) to make things look more complex and to make us look smart.

The book claims to cover all the concepts of a CS degree which is a bit exaggerated but still a lot is covered. Topics are:

  • Computation
  • Complexity
  • Lambda calculus
  • Machinery
  • Bog O
  • Data structures
  • Algorithms
  • Compilation
  • Design patterns
  • Functional programming
  • DB’s
  • Testing
  • Unix