As I wander around in summer school, I’ve been working my way through Brian Harvey’s Computer Science Logo Style 2/e, Vol. 1: Symbolic Computing. So far I’m finding Harvey to be a fantastic writer and his approach to introducing computer science concepts to be very accessible (to me). In addition to being a good writer, Harvey has written a Logo interpreter that goes along with the book series.
For those of you that are sneering and thinking “Logo – that’s for kids”, Harvey has a fun four line program showing the power of Logo that he uses to challenge one to reproduce in four lines of Java.
I’m still too early in the book to have any thoughtful commentary about my “programming rebirth” other to say that it’s fun to stretch my brain on this stuff again after a long hiatus.