On Thursday, 5 June 2014 at 17:48:44 UTC, Jacob Carlborg wrote:
On 2014-06-05 11:25, Chris wrote:
My hard copy arrived today. Now I can read it anywhere I like
Funnily enough, it's only the second book about D and still
more productive in D than in any other language, languages for
thousands of titles are available.
There's a book about D1 and Tango as well. Also some Chinese
book, or that might have been a translation.
There's Ali's online tutorial, of course. Great stuff. But a
cookbook was really the thing I needed. Just to pick it up and to
know "How to send an email" is great.
A lot of stuff here on the forum is about language design, which
made D what it is. However, a lot of things in programming are
plain and simple everyday problems like having your program send
an email. I recently told a coworker to have a look at D and
maybe use it for his number crunching algorithms. You can get far
in D without templates, mixins and ranges. You don't need to
learn them before you can use the language. You learn about them
as you go along. You can dig right in. Maybe that's part of the
reasons why people are reluctant to use D. They think you have to
be a rocket scientist to write a program. You don't. But it will
turn you into one :-)