I just got the news that I'm (finally) getting to spend the next few months in Afghanistan with my fellow AF maintainers, and I was hoping to get some suggestions of good offline content to learn from. I've got a few textbooks from ck12.org, downloaded the offline versions of the MSDN docs for VCS Express 2010, but I would love to have something more general to learn from, maybe that covers data structures and algorithms (specific to C# would be awesome. Oh, and if anyone knows of any good offline WPA tutorials that would be even better.
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Personally, I like the O'Reilly books for learning. They have their books in e-book format for offline reading and their content is great. If you want to learn a specific language or process, try their Head First books:
They also have reference books in case you want to learn that way (the in-depth guides). Either way, you can't go wrong.
I know the O'Reily books have already been mentioned. I also find them to be very good, but there are several different technical series out there, each with its own style.
If it were me, I think I'd go to a (real) bookstore and look through some of the options, then when you know which press you prefer, get a Kindle(*) and load it up with as many books as you can afford.
-* other models available!