- Which is better: a book that provides excellent explanations/development of concepts but less-than-stellar examples, or a book with really compelling examples but scattered explanations/development of concepts?
- Why do so many books present stacks and queues before linked lists? We’ve always done the opposite. Huh.
- Is it time for lunch yet?
- Is it time for a snack yet?
- How much code can I expect students to read before their eyes glaze over and/or they start skimming? (even if it’s well-written code)
- Where is the line between “too few sorting algorithms” and “too many sorting algorithms”?
- Is this a damn-it’s-hot-and-I’m-dehydrated headache or a I’ve-read-too-many-textbooks-today headache?
- Will my students get confused if they have a generics-based textbook but we don’t code with generics in class?
- Will my eyes really pop out of their sockets if I read one more textbook?
- Why is this process so damn hard?
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