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|Read Ebook Ö Thinking Forth á Thinking Forth applies a philosophy of problem solving and programming style to the unique programming language Forth Published first in , it could be among the timeless classics of computer books, such as Fred Brooks The Mythical Man Month and Donald Knuth s The Art of Computer Programming Many software engineering principles discussed here have been rediscovered in eXtreme Programming, including re factoring, modularity, bottom up and incremental design Here you ll find all of those and , such as the value of analysis and design, described in Leo Brodie s down to earth, humorous style, with illustrations, code examples, practical real life applications, illustrative cartoons, and interviews with Forth s inventor, Charles H Moore as well as other Forth thinkers Very good book, recommended to all programmers. Thinking FORTH is really the book that started me on the way of thinking about life and software development in different terms It isabout how to apply software methodology than about the FORTH language itself.In my previous review of Starting FORTH I broached on the topic of Reverse Polish Notation and how it affected every thought I had for a while I was always driven to refine software coding in small steps, trying them out along the way before moving on to the next, the basis of Thinking FORTH is really the book that started me on the way of thinking about life and software development in different terms It isabout how to apply software methodology than about the FORTH language itself.In my previous review of Starting FORTH I broached on the topic of Reverse Polish Notation and how it affected every thought I had for a while I was always driven to refine software coding in small steps, trying them out along the way before moving on to the next, the basis of Agile Methodology today , but this book motivated me to strive for.Fueled by Brodie s writings, I continued my pursuit of FORTH for the remainder of the 80 s, developing multi tasking automated scripting engines for a Telecomm company so that they could simultaneously dial up and update four systems at once using a scripted based engine approach, all in FORTH This book was definitely the one to read for those who attempted to be the mavericks of software development in the 80 s Leo Brodie s style accompanied with the comical illustrations made me laugh and want to readTwo really good ones are the illustrations below.1 There is a drawing of a software developer standing on King Arthur s round table, surrounded by his knights and Merlin The caption says So then I typed GOTO 500 and here I am Priceless A jab at the Basic programming language 2 There is another drawing of developers looking at a wall of flow charts, each oneadvanced than the next The last one has the flow chart morphed into a stick figure much like Mr Peanut, with a cane and eyeglasses The stick figure is speaking to the developers in an English accent, asking for a spot of tea One developer says to the other Tobias, I think you ve carried the successive refinement of that module far enough Bravo The book is different than the first one by Brodie, in it isa philsophy course The subtitle says it all A Language and Philosophy for Solving Problems The iterative approach is discussed in Chaper Two, something I have now always tried to live by.There is a key phrase in the book that developers should all live by You don t understand a problem until you can simplify it.Here s another jewel that most IT organizations don t get today Given two adequate solutions, the correct one is the simple You can read Thinking FORTH today in SourceForge.Net, if you go to this link Stretch your mind Never feel comfortable. Unless you re already a Forth programmer any still out there , this one is an eye opener The entire concept of Forth is different to any language that I ve seen It s all based on the stack you write code to put values on the stack literally the memory allocation stack and take them off again Variables are defined much less frequently as you stack up new data results It took me quite a while to wrap my head around this, and understand even simple Forth code.My favorite sections were 1 Unless you re already a Forth programmer any still out there , this one is an eye opener The entire concept of Forth is different to any language that I ve seen It s all based on the stack you write code to put values on the stack literally the memory allocation stack and take them off again Variables are defined much less frequently as you stack up new data results It took me quite a while to wrap my head around this, and understand even simple Forth code.My favorite sections were 1 The limits of level thinking Brodie talks about the arbitrary division of high low level Instead, Brodie Moore Forth s inventor recommend a fun or creative first approach do the parts you re most excited about to begin with 2 Factoring criteria Brodie presents a simple rubric for deciding how when to factor code In short, when you feel unsure about the code.3 The entire chapter on minimizing control structures I can t say that I d thought about control structures directly as a code smell, but Brodie Moore make a great case for it describe tips for factoring if s out.Also, the appendices were actually useful I often skip the appendices.Overall, if you re looking for a mind expanding programming book then I d recommend Thinking Forth