Logic for Programmers
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Logic for Programmers

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Logic is like arithmetic for booleans. This book teaches enough formal logic to apply to a wide range of programming tasks, including database constraints, case analysis, test coverage, and more!

The book's current status is ALPHA:

  • I may add entirely new topics
  • I expect to make a lot of expansions and changes to existing topics, based on alpha reader feedback.
  • Prose is not fully polished
  • Notations in use may be inconsistent and may change with the next revision
  • The epub version of the book doesn't work as expected yet
  • I have not given any attention to layout, polishing, proofreading, etc
  • I have no cover page and default Sphinx configs.

The book will be getting regular improvements as I continue to work on it, and I'm hoping to have a feature-complete draft by the end of the year. Whenever that's done, we'll enter beta!

If you buy the book now, you'll get all future version for free as well as input into how it develops. I'll be raising the price to 20 once 1.0 is ready.

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Hillel Wayne
Hillel Wayne

I have a blog at hillelwayne.com and a newsletter at https://buttondown.email/hillelwayne/

Table of Contents

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  • Part I: Introduction
    • 1. Early access notes
    • 2. A crash course in logic
  • Part II: Techniques
    • 1. Testing and property testing
    • 2. Functional correctness and contracts
    • 3. Case coverage and decision tables
    • 4. Conditional simplification
    • 5. Database constraints
    • 6. Constraint solving
    • 7. Logic programming
  • Part III: Appendices
    • 1. Math notation
    • 2. Rewrite rules
    • 3. Other approaches to logic
    • 4. Answers to Exercises

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