The Beauty of Code, the Code of BeautyBook - 2014
"In [this] book, [Chandra] looks at the connection between the two seemingly opposed worlds of art and technology. Programmers are obsessed with elegance and style, just as writers are, but do the words mean the same thing to both? Is there such a thing as 'the sublime' in code? Can code ever be called 'beautiful'? And is it a coincidence that Chandra is drawn to these tow ways of thinking? [The book] is an idiosyncratic history of coding, exploring logic gates and literary modernism, the machismo of geeks, the striking presence of an 'Indian Mafia' in Silicon Valley and the writings of Abhinavagupta, the 10th-11th century Kashmiri thinker. ..."--Back cover.