About the Book
Literate programming is a coding methodology from the mind of Donald Knuth. Its aim is to help you communicate your programming intentions to yourself and future maintainers.
Why did you code something that way? What is the structure of the program? These are the big questions that literate programming is supposed to help you answer.
It is also a great tool for programmatically writing code, keeping DRY in your programming, and running various pre, mid, and post processing tasks.
In short, I want to invite you on a journey to a world of pure creation of code, unconstrained by mere language constructs.
About the Author
James Taylor is a proud father, credentialed mathematician, heretical physicist, and passionate (web) programmer.
He believes strongly in the following:
- literate programming as a means of making sense of the messy web stack;
- bohmian mechanics as the foundation for quantum mechanics (particles are not waves, but rather ride the wave);
- children are designed to learn and should be supported in what they choose to do;
- we need to get local community to be a thing again -- children can help;
- learning math (like anything else) requires a great deal of fun explorations coupled with self-guided practice;
- great success comes from those who get up in the morning and ... to those who eat celery;
- vacation is the time to program for 14 hours a day