Bruce Eckel (born July 8, 1957) is a computer programmer, author and consultant. His best known works are Thinking in Java and Thinking in C++, aimed at programmers wanting to learn the Java or C++ programming languages, particularly those with little experience of object-oriented programming. Eckel was a founding member of the ANSI/ISO C++ standard committee.
Views on computing
The complexity of C++ (even more complexity has been added in the new C++), and the resulting impact on productivity, is no longer justified. All the hoops that the C++ programmer had to jump through in order to use a C-compatible language make no sense anymore — they're just a waste of time and effort. Now, Go makes much more sense for the class of problems that C++ was originally intended to solve.
- Using C++, Bruce Eckel, 1989, ISBN 978-0-07-881522-5.
- C++ Inside & Out, Bruce Eckel, 1993, ISBN 978-0-07-881809-7.
- Blackbelt C++: The Masters Collection, Edited by Bruce Eckel, 1994, ISBN 978-1-55851-334-1.
- Thinking in C++: Introduction to Standard C++, Volume One (2nd Edition), 2000, Bruce Eckel, ISBN 978-0-13-979809-2. Available for free download 
- Thinking in C++, Vol. 2: Practical Programming, 2nd Edition, Bruce Eckel and Chuck Allison, Prentice-Hall PTR, 2003. ISBN 0-13-035313-2. Available for free download 
- Thinking in Java, 4th Edition, Bruce Eckel, Prentice-Hall PTR, 2006. ISBN 0-13-187248-6.
- "First Steps in Flex", Bruce Eckel and James Ward, MindView, Inc., 2008. ISBN 978-0-9818725-0-6.
- "Atomic Scala", Bruce Eckel and Dianne Marsh, Mindview, Inc., 2013. ISBN 978-0-9818725-1-3.
- Eckel's website
- List of other interviews with him
- Latest news on upcoming book Atomic Scala
- on YouTube - Eckel on building corporate cultures that increase employee happiness and thus employee productivity, O'Reilly Open Source Convention, 2013
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