Not having these books in your collection is like a preacher without his bible!

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  1. D1G1T4L

    D1G1T4L Active Member

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    ok name only books that are considered the best by MAJORITY of computer science community out there (not just you) (can be any books related to computers ranging from programming languages to computer literature)

    i'll start off




    C book(s)

    C Programming Language (2nd Edition)
    by Brian W. Kernighan, Dennis Ritchie, Dennis M. Ritchie

    link: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/t...f=sr_1_1/103-9435289-0626262?v=glance&s=books

    Java book(s)

    Thinking in Java (2nd Edition)
    by Bruce Eckel (i think 3rd edition is out)

    link: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/t...f=sr_1_1/103-9435289-0626262?v=glance&s=books

    p.s. if you want to make a post about how you find all your info online and don't need a book, please don't :big grin:
     
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    D1G1T4L Active Member

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    really? i have read java deitel books and really hated them

    don't know about c++, but if they are using same style as in java books, i am going to hate it :o
     
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    I hate the deitel books. My school uses them. :o I've always found the books from O'Reilly useful.

    I really enjoy "The Complete Reference" by Herbert Schildt. I have both the C++ and Java version of it. I haven't had much of a chance to use the C++ book, but I use the Java version regularly as a reference. Digi, I've also got "C Programming Language" but I haven't used it much. I can normally be found digging through the API on the web, Java Server Pages, or Java Servlet Programming. I would like to get my hands on the Thinking in Java book though. I've heard nothing but great things about it from many senior devs I work with. :bigthumb:
     
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    D1G1T4L Active Member

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    yea i hate deitel and like oreilly as well

    thinking in java rules, you should def get it
     
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    Computer Science or Computer Programming??

    For Computer Science:
    The Algorithm Design Manual - Skiena
    Design Patterns - Gamma
    Computer Networking - Kurose
    Databases and Transaction Processing - Lewis, Bernstein, Kifer
    Applied Combinatorics - Tucker
    Fundamentals of Algorithmics - Brassard (bad reviews on Amazon but they're just whiny bitches)
    Operating Systems: Internals and Design Principles - Stallings
    Computer Graphics Using OpenGL - Hill

    You also need a discrete mathematics and theory of computation book but I don't like any of the ones that I have. I've also never read a compilers book so I couldn't recommend one.
     
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    anything related to computers
     
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    i'll be taking discrete mathematics in university so, i'll have a book or 2 lol.....
    as for theory of computation, what kind of topics would be included in such book?
     
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    Nocera, that OS book looks good. I'm looking for a high level overview of operating systems, not to write one but to understand more of how everything works, would you recommend that book for this?
     
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    Should be a good overview CM.
     
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    Regular languages, deterministic and nondeterministic finite automata, and context-free grammars.
     
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    Scoob_13 Anything is possible, but the odds are astronomica

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    For reference, Deitel's books suck ass. The java book became the target for a friend's .357 sig and my pair of .45's :o


    Literally :rl: :bigthumb:
     
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    RaginBajin Have you punched a donkey today?

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    I like the Black Books (ie The Black book of Perl, the Black book of Java, the Black book of C++). They are really good.
     
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    :rofl:
     
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    Penguin Man Protect Your Digital Liberties

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    Our C++ textbook is C++ For You++. If nothing else it has a cool name.
     
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    Leb_CRX OT's resident terrorist

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    I hate Deitel too...die you bastards who make me use them at school....n00bs

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    D1G1T4L Active Member

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    deitel suck
     
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    FallNAngel ...destroyer of threads...

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    I agree.. I hate deitel... Had to use that for one of my school books too. Personally, the best C/C++ programming reference book I've ever seen has been "Jamsa's C/C++ Bible"
     
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    this thread should be stickied, with languages other than programming (i.e. flash, php, asp, jscript, etc.)

    PHP

    Programming PHP, O'Reilly written by Rasmus Lerdorf and Kevin Tatroe

    PHP/MySQL

    Web Database Applications with PHP and MySQL, O'Reilly written by Hugh E. Williams and David Lane
     
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    my friend said hes signed up for this thing where you can view a certain amount of ebooks per month and you get access to a full library of o'reilly, cisco press, and a whole hell of a lot more (those were the only ones i remember cause those were mainly the publishers that interested me). anyone here use anything like that?
     
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    Leb_CRX OT's resident terrorist

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    holy shit, a dead thread is brought back alive....
     
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    a non technical book all computer people should read


    Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance

    im gonna look for a copy to read over xmas!
     
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    Leb_CRX OT's resident terrorist

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    motorcycle repair?

    why?
     

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