WEB Books all Web Developers should have?

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  1. hurleyint1386

    hurleyint1386 Someone has sand in their vagina

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    I'm looking to expand my book shelf with some books that all developers can't live with out. Right now, I have a few:
    Programming in Python
    Ruby on Rails
    Ajax on Rails
    Learning Perl
    Perl and CGI
    PHP and MySQL
    Designing with Web Standards
    Zen of CSS
    Web Standards Solutions

    Those are my web development books, and I'm about to get an ASP.Net 2.0 book. I really want to teach myself as much as I can to become more marketable, so any suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks a lot.
     
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    I have one called "Transcending CSS". Not really a book to tell you how to do things, goes more into theory and what not. Plus lots of good pictures and inspiration. I'd recommend it.
     
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    Agreed with that, great book.

    Also:

    Bulletproof Web Design
    Bulletproof AJAX
     
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    When I started out as a designer, I bought a book called Great Web Typography. It helped me in creating the readability of websites. I also bought several books that featured site design (which is outdated now).

    As of now, I have:

    Professional Ajax
    ASP 3.0 (old)
    Webmaster in a nutshell
    Programming C#
    PHP

    and others I don't even read.
     
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    YourMomOnRyeBun New Member

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    Websites for Dummies

    :naughty:
     
  6. kingtoad

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    If you're a PHP programmer, I suggest PHP 5 Objects, Patterns, and Practice.
     
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    PHP and MySQL Web Development is a very good book.
     
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    I'm doing a degree in web design and the servers are STILL on PHP4 :ugh:
     
  9. hurleyint1386

    hurleyint1386 Someone has sand in their vagina

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    Ordered
     
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    My shelf:

    C# language Pocket Reference
    The elements of C# style
    Regular Expression Pocket Reference
    JavaScript Phrase book
    JavaScript pocket reference
    Design Patterns- Elements of Reusable Object -Oriented Software
    .Net Framework 2.0 - Application Development Foundation
    .Net 2.0 Web based Client Development
    .Net 2.0 Distributed Application Development
    .Net 2.0 Genreics
    The complete Reference HTML & XHTML Fourth Edition

    this is all at work but at home i have several vb.net , ado.net, classic ASP and AJAX books, however i never found a good useful AJAX book and i never realy needed one even though the application i am working on is completely ajaxified. As far as databases i use online books for Oracle and PLSQL
     
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    hurleyint1386 Someone has sand in their vagina

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    Although I'm primarily a PHP+MySQL programmer, I work for a company that is very stuck in their own ways, so they do ASP. I just got in the mail "ASP.NET 2.0 CookBook" which does stuff with both VB and C#
     
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    Yeah I've seen it good book but not advanced enough for what we do here :squint:
     
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    hurleyint1386 Someone has sand in their vagina

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    I'm new to it, so I just want to get some basics first, then I'll move on to the more advanced stuff :noes:
     
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    Don't Make Me Think: A Common Sense Approach to Web Usability (Paperback)
    by Steve Krug (Author)
     
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    oh wow I had no idea he wrote a book on that subject i just put an order for it :bowdown:
     
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    hurleyint1386 Someone has sand in their vagina

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    Just got Pro PHP Security and PHP 5 Objects, Patterns, and Practice. Looking forward to reading them.

    You know, when I was a kid, I hated reading. I still hate reading, except for when it comes to informational books. Weird
     
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    I'm the same way... have no interest to sit down and read really until I get a new programming book.

    I should sit down and read through my PHP5/MySQL book I used in school again...
    ...and actually I should go find PHP 5 Objects, Patterns, and Practice myself...

    Recommendations on a starter AJAX book? I've read through a CSS, DHTML, and AJAX book but it doesn't really do much on AJAX... mostly a lot of basic CSS.
     
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    hurleyint1386 Someone has sand in their vagina

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    me too, but books have really good examples to work with.
     
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    Pro JavaScript Techniques
    Pro CSS Techniques
    Python Cookbook (for Python web developers)
    Building Scalable Web Sites
    Programming Collective Intelligence
    PostgreSQL (2nd Edition)
    High Performance MySQL
    High Performance Web Sites: Essential Knowledge for Front-End Engineers
     
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    hurleyint1386 Someone has sand in their vagina

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    I've got the O'Reilly Python book (1400 pages) but not for web developers. do you have an ISBN for that book?
     
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    :mamoru: PHP4 is actually still very common. However, for a school that is supposed to prepare you for the future, that is kind of :ugh::ugh:. PHP6 is on the way and PHP5 has been out for like 3.5 years. 4 will be obsolete officially in a little more than a month.
     
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    Hardly. PHP 4 has been a problem since it was released.
     
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    No it's definitely still in wide use. I work for a really big media company and it wasn't until 2 or 3 months ago that we installed PHP5 on our servers. Never underestimate the ineptitude of corporate IT.
     
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    There are a lot of cool new things in PHP5. The object model's changed a bit, SimpleXML comes by default, the DOM functionality is much improved over DOMXML, you can throw exceptions now, and some other stuff. If you google "php4 vs php5" you'll find some decent summaries.
     
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    Sorry, I meant that I only recommended the book for Python web developers. Are you using a Python framework?
     

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