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February 3, 2011

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» Linux bible : boot up to Ubuntu, Fedora

book coverLinux bible : boot up to Ubuntu, Fedora, KNOPPIX, Debian, SUSE, and 13 other distributions / Christopher Negus, Wiley 2011

Here is an updated version of the user and admin manual for Linux. You can enjoy many hours of poking through and trying out all the tools and packages discussed in this book.  It contains a DVD and a CD containing various distros. At 800 pages, this is a fat book.

June 1, 2009

Rick Leir
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» TCP/IP architecture, design and implementation in Linux

TCP/IP architecture, design and implementation in Linux / Sameer Seth, Wiley, IEEE, 2008

Here is a book that delves into the architecture and code details of networking in Linux. 750 pages, hardcover.

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April 28, 2009

Rick Leir
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» Getting started with Flex 3

Getting started with Flex 3 / Jack Herrington, O’Reilly, 2008

This book will help you develop Flash or RIA applications. It’s amazing how much useful info they can pack into a pocket sized book. 125 pages.

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April 16, 2009

Rick Leir
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» Building the perfect PC

Building the perfect PC / Robert Bruce Thompson, O’Reilly, 2007

Here is great information for choosing PC components, written by the maintainers of hardwareguys.com

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» 101 boardroom problems

101 boardroom problems and how to solve them / Eli Mina, American Management Association, 2009

This excellent book applies to business meetings in general. “… bring order and sense to any boardroom and enable the best possible decision-making.” –The CEO Refresher

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April 8, 2009

Rick Leir
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» Core Java Volume II

Core Java Volume II Advanced Features / Cay S. Horstmann, Prentice Hall 2008

Here is an excellent book on Java.  Topics include:

  • Streams and Files
  • Networking
  • Database programming
  • XML
  • JNDI and LDAP
  • Internationalization
  • Advanced GUI components
  • Java 2D and advanced AWT
  • JavaBeans
  • Security
  • RMI and Web services
  • Collections
  • Annotations
  • Native methods

There is no discussion of generics; see Volume 1 for that.  1000 pages,

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April 3, 2009

Rick Leir
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» VMware infrastructure 3 for dummies

VMware infrastructure 3 for dummies / by William J. Lowe, Wiley, 2008

Again, a dummies book that is definitely not for dummies. This one is for the admin who has virtual servers using VMware. 300 pages and very readable.

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March 28, 2009

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» How to think about algorithms

How to think about algorithms / Jeff Edmonds, Cambridge University Press, 2008

Here is a CS textbook for advanced undergraduate courses which is more readable than most. Apply its concepts to make your programs correct and fast.  450 pages.

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March 10, 2009

Rick Leir
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» Test driven : practical TDD for Java developers

Test driven : practical TDD and acceptance TDD for Java developers / Lasse Koskela, Manning, 2008

TDD (Test Driven Development) takes a surprising amount of thought to do it right. Here are the techniques that lead to better software faster. 500 pages.

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