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"This is a very nice textbook. … ‘An active learning approach’ gives a true picture of the style of presentation of the material. Each chapter ends with a list of problems to be solved … and with references to further reading. There is a web page of the book … offering supplementary material for students and teachers. The book is beneficial for self-study, too. It starts with an interesting concise survey of computers and computation history, mentioning the influence of mathematics on programming … ." (Antonín Ríha, Zentrablatt MATH, Vol. 1153, 2009)
"This is an excellent undergraduate-level textbook for courses devoted to understanding programming language concepts … . exercises with solutions allow the student work either individually or in a collaborative group. … the text will permit instructors to use any class time for problem solution, discussion, and collaborative learning, including writing codes. … highly recommended to those teaching undergraduate programming language courses, and as a self directed study guide for professionals who wish to enhance their understanding of some of the newer languages … ." (E. A. Unger, ACM Computing Reviews, March, 2009)