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Reading CS classics
Knowledge of the theories of computer science (CS) helps in understanding the limitations of the field by providing users with new perspectives and insights. It can be a good practice for CS professionals to compile their own list of classics that highlights some key scientific concepts of the field. 'An Axiomatic Basis for Computer Programming,' by C.A.R. Hoare is a CS classic, which tells about the computing industry of the 1960s and 1970s in Britain. Hoare provides a foundation for the formal proofs of programs by an algebraic assertions-based approach. 'Computing Machinery and Intelligence,' by A.M. Turing tells about the computer numbering systems that provide unique representation to every programming construct. Dijkstra' s realization of the high intellectual challenge of programming and his encouragement made him one of the greatest minds of computer programming. Donald Knuth is extraordinary with his perspective on computer programming.