Jamis Buck: Ray Tracer Challenge (2019, Pragmatic Programmers, LLC, The) 5 stars

Review of 'Ray Tracer Challenge' on 'Goodreads'

5 stars

This is now one of my favorite programming books! Not only is it a methodical building-block-approach to learning how ray tracers work, but it's a genuinely good way to familiarize yourself with the ins and outs of a programming language. For myself, I used Go after a year of learning it on the side -- this posed challenges because of its lack of OO inheritance, default/optional arguments, etc., and solving those challenges was equally as fun as implementing the ray tracer itself. The bonus chapters and forum are also a great supplement to the book. Thanks Jamis!