What programming/IT/computer books are you currently reading?

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What programming/IT/computer books are you currently reading?

Posted 28 April 2009 - 12:24 AM

I'm sorry to start another "What are you currently ___ing?" topic, but I'm actually interested to see what/if a lot of you are reading just in your free time or for work purposes. I spend a lot of free time reading programming books since my library has a wonderful offering.

Anyways, I'm currently reading Memory as a Programming Concept in C and C++, it's a pretty good read so far. It has filled in the gaps between the source code in a file and the program in memory. I've always felt that I never really take memory into consideration as much as I should while I'm programming, instead I'll just hack away at a problem until it works, feebly walking a step away from segfaults.

On my to read list is a book on fuzzy logic that I saw in the library today.

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Posted 28 April 2009 - 12:31 AM

I'm still working with "the pocket guide to TCP/IP sockets : C Version". Though I've taken a lengthy break of a couple of weeks.
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Posted 28 April 2009 - 12:33 AM

Sockets is something I still haven't completely waded my way through, in fact I still haven't moved forward from the initial making a basic tcp server/client.
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Posted 28 April 2009 - 12:39 AM

i just finished reading Digital Forensics since networking and security is my thing. not bad and it gives a lot of examples too.
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Posted 28 April 2009 - 12:43 AM

The Mythical Man Month, 20th Anniversary edition by Fred Brooks Jr.

An awesome read till now, reading the 6th chapter currently.
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Posted 28 April 2009 - 12:53 AM

Here we go offtopic a bit, sorry, but that's basically (as per the book) what a server & client is. Your server establishes a connection with a specified socket, & listens for connection requests. The client requests & establishes a socket connection with the server, & communicates over the socket until closed. These can be created with TCP or UDP ports.
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Posted 28 April 2009 - 12:57 AM

I've been wanting to read the Mythical Man Month, I've heard some good things about it. Usually whenever I hear it mentioned it's along with other books like Code Complete, which I've gazed through and keep around for a good reference.

Does anyone know some good books for really starting out in actual Software Development though? I guess that's just such a large amalgamation of topics that a book about it would just be a big book of suggested readings.

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Here we go offtopic a bit, sorry, but that's basically (as per the book) what a server & client is. Your server establishes a connection with a specified socket, & listens for connection requests. The client requests & establishes a socket connection with the server, & communicates over the socket until closed. These can be created with TCP or UDP ports.


Yeah, but I can only make a server that listens for a client and when it gets one sends a line of test, and a client that connects to a server and receives a line of text. So I still don't really know that much.

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Posted 28 April 2009 - 01:04 AM

View PostBlakeJustBlake, on 28 Apr, 2009 - 01:57 AM, said:

Does anyone know some good books for really starting out in actual Software Development though?

I read Programmer to Programmer : Linux Programming a while back. It starts out with shell level commands, takes you through standard Linux shell programming in C, & then gets into the GUI program development.
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Posted 28 April 2009 - 05:45 AM

View PostBlakeJustBlake, on 28 Apr, 2009 - 12:57 AM, said:

I've been wanting to read the Mythical Man Month, I've heard some good things about it. Usually whenever I hear it mentioned it's along with other books like Code Complete, which I've gazed through and keep around for a good reference.

Does anyone know some good books for really starting out in actual Software Development though? I guess that's just such a large amalgamation of topics that a book about it would just be a big book of suggested readings.


Try Head First Software Development. It covers a large amount of topics with suprising clarity and common sense.
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Posted 28 April 2009 - 06:18 AM

I don't usually have time to read for fun anymore. But my latest computer/IT textbooks are Human-Computer Interaction, by Alan Dix, Janet Finlay, Gregory D. Abowd, and Russell Beale, and Programming and Problem Solving with C++, by Nell Dale and Chip Weems.

I like the C++ book. Although it has a few syntax errors, which can be confusing in a programming book, especially if you're new.
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Posted 28 April 2009 - 02:07 PM

Programming in Scala.
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Posted 28 April 2009 - 02:11 PM

I've been reading Patterns of Enterprise Application Architecture (Fowler).

It's one of the best software development books I've read.

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Posted 29 April 2009 - 10:54 AM

I'm currently reading "C/C++ How to program"
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Posted 29 April 2009 - 02:34 PM

I just checked out Fuzzy Logic and Neural Network Handbook and Building Internet Firewalls from the library, both are looking pretty good so far.
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