I have worked on several open source projects.
I am also the creator of Yace (genetic programming of assembler like code, and exhaust-ma (which was the fastest interpreter for Redcode for a long time). In former times I made myself busy with C++, fairly low level optimization, template metaprogramming, etc. but right now I feel more at home with modern software engineering technologies.
Googles book search does not allow browsing all the pages of books. My first try to go around this was to search a book for words like and which should be available on most pages. Google does not allow this, but have a look at the following funny search term:
This should display all pages that contain the words of or on. Google does not search for either of the two words because they are too general, but strangely returns ALL the pages.
So, there you go. All pages browsable.
It looks like Google has quickly fixed the problem, when browsing a few pages you get the error message
Your search is too general. Please try again with a more specific query.
Once upon a time I wanted to give the programming language Erlang a try because it seems to have a lot of features that are required for making a good Multi-agent system. So I asked at the mailing list how to design large systems using erlang, because it obviously needed a different approach from the usual object oriented decomposition. Luckily, I got a very interesting response to my question from the inventor of Erlang himself. Here is what he has to say (I added html syntax):
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Over at Lambda the Ultimate there is a short article about how to teach programming. It links to a very interesting presentation that talks about why students shoult be taught one semester of functional programming, and then OOP. This seems to make a lot of sense, and makes me want to learn one of the very cool functional languages like OCaml or Erlang.