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15 April 2006 By Avinash Meetoo 8 Comments
Ca fait pas beaucoup :)
Frederic Ferre says
Did you really read all that mate ? I have a pretty impressive library filled with technology books but to be fair they are used more as reference books more than anything else. The only technical book i’ve been able to read from tip to toe :-) is a book covering TCP/IP and which was fascinating.
oups, la liste des bouquins etait bloquee par adblock.
And this is only a partial view of the books I have! I need to add books on Software engineering , Concurrent, parallel, and distributed systems, Artificial intelligence, Databases, Computer architecture, Computer graphics and Scientific computing :-)
I’ve read most of them (and, in fact, I reread some of them from time to time). As you point out, most of the books are reference books and not ‘How to master XXX in 30 days’ books. Personally, I prefer reference books because, basically, I’m not in a hurry to learn. I always have more than 30 days to discover, to appreciate, to try and, perhaps one day, master something new :-)
quite expensive for me though,
i have the same in ebooks, :-)
well i know downloading n sharing ebooks isn’t really ethical but i will buy them when i find myself a job after studies :P
Don’t worry Tarriq. I, too, have some PDFs of dubious origin ;-) But reading a real (paper) book is another thing altogether even though ebooks are easily searchable (especially with something as Beagle or Spotlight)
Am following the algo module at uom, any suggestion for a good reference book?
As a matter of fact, yes!
“Programming Pearls” by Jon Bentley is a fantastic book. But, if you really want to become a good programmer, I would advise that
(1) You download DrScheme which is an integrated programming environment for the Scheme programming language and especially created for learning how to program.
(2) You read Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs by Abelson and Sussman which is freely available.
PS: This is exactly what MIT, Caltech and Berkeley first year students use to learn programming ;-)
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