The Programmers' Stone

Hi, and welcome to The Programmers' Stone. This is a redesign of the original Programmers' Stone website, made to comply with modern web standards and be easier to navigate and read on different screen sizes.

The purpose of this site is to recapture, explore and celebrate the Art of Computer Programming. By so doing we hope to help the reader either become a better programmer, understand what less experienced programmers are struggling with, or communicate more effectively with other experienced programmers.

We know from work with individuals that by doing this we put the fun back into the work and greatly extend the boundaries of the possible, so building much smarter and stronger systems.

The present structure is planned around an eight day course, delivered two days a week for four weeks. Each chapter corresponds to the course notes for one day's material. The eighth day should be free discussion, so no prepared notes, meaning that there are seven chapters.

We'd very much like to hear from you!

Alan & Colston

Chapter 1 - Thinking about Thinking

Chapter 2 - Thinking about Programming

Chapter 3 - The Programmer at Work

Chapter 4 - Customs and Practices

Chapter 5 - Design Principles

Chapter 6 - Prudence and Safety

Chapter 7 - Some Weird Stuff...