Summary of the Book A collection of essays and writings which cover the various programming problems and provides algorithms, programs and effective solutions for them. The book's uniqueness is in its lucid writing and clear illustrations which make it easy as a teaching guide and self-study aide. The book teaches readers principled programming and promotes readable programs. Bentley constantly asks readers to think analytically and draw inspiration from engineering to problems of the world.
About Jon Bentley Jon Bentley is an American computer researcher. He is well known as the inventor of the k-d tree. He has also written More Programming Pearls: Confessions of a Coder, Writing Efficient Programs and Divide and Conquer Algorithms in Multidimensional Space.
Bentley completed his Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and joined Carnegie Mellon as an assistant professor of Computer Science.