- Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs
- Harold Abelson, Gerald Jay Sussman, Julie Sussman, 1996 [Second Edition]
A computational process is indeed much like a sorcerer’s idea of a spirit. It cannot be seen or touched. It is not composed of matter at all. However, it is very real. It can perform intellectual work. It can answer questions. It can affect the world by disbursing money at a ban or by controlling a robot arm in a factory. The programs we use to conjure processes are like a sorcerer’s spell. They are carefully composed from symbolic expressions in arcane and esoteric programming languages that prescribe the tasks we want our processes to perform.
This page hosts my study notes on programming. It is language agnostic, I’ll focus on core concepts.