Bruce Eckel

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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.[citation needed]

Views on computing[edit]

In 2011, Eckel wrote about the Go programming language, stating:[1]

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 [2]
  • 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 [2]
  • 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.

Further reading[edit]


  1. ^ Bruce Eckel (27 August 2011). "Calling Go from Python via JSON-RPC". Retrieved 29 August 2011. 
  2. ^ a b mindview inc. - Books Download Sites

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