Recommend me some books

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  1. Jonathan77

    Jonathan77 Dreamer, Nostalgic with the state of mind

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    I'm going to school for Computational Media and would like to get a good grasp on the field of computer science and was wondering if you guys could recommend some easy to read books over the summer. Thanks in advance~
     
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    Massive subject area. Anything in particular in mind?
     
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    Jonathan77 Dreamer, Nostalgic with the state of mind

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    Yikes I suppose I should of clarified a bit more. I suppose I should start from ground up. How about an introduction into the field itself?
     
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    Are you looking to get a grasp on programming, or computer architecture, or web development.

    There is a site www.academicearth.com that is slowly building up a collection of webcast lectures in different fields. There is a pretty decent one on intro CS from harvard worth watching.....
     
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    Jonathan77 Dreamer, Nostalgic with the state of mind

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    If possible i'd like to have a good bit of knowledge of each. I'll be reading these books to better prepare myself for what's to come starting Fall. I do know my introductory classes will comprise of introductions to computer science which will cover c++, java and so on.
     
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    Jonathan77 Dreamer, Nostalgic with the state of mind

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    Bump. Really liking the lectures so far but still looking for books to read. Thanks
     
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    For C++ I found herb schilt's A beginner's guide to C++ is explained very well. I have the same for Java, but not started it yet.
     
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    Jonathan77 Dreamer, Nostalgic with the state of mind

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    I haven't learned C yet. Will this go pretty in depth about explaining C before it dives in C++? :hs:
     
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    No, C++ is object orientated, C is procedural. I recommended it more from the point that it expects no previous programming experience to follow, hence I recommend it :)
     
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    Jonathan77 Dreamer, Nostalgic with the state of mind

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    Ok I'll give it a shot. Any others? I'm gonna be burning through these books starting a.s.a.p. :hs:
     
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    I'm taking a class in C++ now, but I have to take a Java class in the fall. So to get a jump on it early, I've been reading Head Start Java, but it's to babyish so I've been reading "Beginning Programming with Java for Dummies" right now. It's a lot better. I don't know if this helps or not.
     
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    Jonathan77 Dreamer, Nostalgic with the state of mind

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    I looked into it the books and so far I like what i've read about it. I'll purchase probably next week. Thanks! Keep them coming :hs:
     
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    Another thing I've been doing is just going on Amazon.com and typing in languages in the search engine and reading reviews on books. I think it's better to find what book you want to purchase as well.

    Also, there's torrents for all these books in ebook form as well. :mamoru:
     
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    Jonathan77 Dreamer, Nostalgic with the state of mind

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