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Where can I learn about hardware/software co-design?

I'm involved in an embedded software project where we also need to specify the target hardware. I come from a mostly software-only background, and would like to learn more about the simultaneous ...
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How do you read and absorb information from eBooks on your screen? [closed]

I have a 1000 page ebook about C, Objective-C and Cocoa that I need to read and I was wondering if you guys had any suggestions as to how I could optimise the way I read it so I don't get distracted. ...
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What are the best resources for learning TDD? [closed]

I want to learn (and master) TDD. What are the best: books websites videos list of exercises personal words of wisdom for learning, appreciating, and using TDD?
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Detailed C++ book for a programmer already familiar with C and object-oriented programming? [closed]

I know (to some extent) a few languages, including C, Java and Python. I'm also (somewhat) familiar with Scala and Scheme, plus I can read (but not write) x86 Assembly. Say I want to learn C++, what ...
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want to learn more about implementation of object oriented design in web application using asp.net c#

Can some one guide me about How can i have complete grasp for object oriented design. basically i am looking for a book about that or any good website you people can share . bottom line is that i want ...
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C# books for the experienced programmer [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is there a canonical source for learning C# and .NET internals? So I've been programming in C# for 3 years now (been programming in various languages for 3 years before ...
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Would you recommend Head First Programming for someone new? [closed]

My brother is just starting out college. He's studying the same thing I am here in Bolivia; Systems Engineer which is the equivalent of what a CS degree is in the US. Being his big brother and a ...
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Good books on how to manage yourself and tackle programming tasks? [closed]

There seem to be a lot of programming books on coding style and best practices and then of course a lot of books on organizational or team process e.g. agile/scrum/kanban, etc. I'm looking for books ...
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Interview question ranking FizzBuzz (1), implementing malloc (10)

I'd like to have your opinion on the difficulty of the following interview question: Find the contiguous subarray with maximum sum in an array of integers in O(n) time. This trivial sounding problem ...
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How do you manage your reading list? [closed]

How do you manage your reading list? Like me, you probably have 12 technical books on the go at once, and that's not including the non-technical books :) Any tips? Regard TDG
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Is there a canonical book on creating highly interactive websites (eg. “Flash” like) with HTML5/CSS3/JS/jQuery? [closed]

I know some of the basics of these technologies already, but it is mostly limited to more static sites. Using things like HTMl5 semantic elements, CSS3 gradients, shadows, @font-face etc. Is there a ...
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Have you read “Free Software Programmed in Haskell”? What did you think? [closed]

Does anyone know anything about this book? There are no reviews and it doesn't look like it's still in print or something?
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Is there a canonical book for learning Java as an experienced developer? [closed]

I have been a .NET developer now for about the past 5/6 years give or take. I have never done any professional Java development and the last time I really touched it was probably back in college. I ...
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What's new in Expert F# 2.0?

I own the first edition of Expert F# by Don, et al. and I'm considering buying the next edition, Expert F# 2.0. But I'm wondering if it's worth it. Sure the syntax will be updated and all, but I'd be ...
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Recommended books on C++ [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is there a good book to grok C++? I'm looking for a book that contains a CDRom with a IDE for readers to install and use as a environment to learn C++ on. Like the ...
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I'm a CS student, and honestly, I don't understand Knuth's books [closed]

I stumbled upon this quote from Bill Gates: "You should definitely send me a resume if you can read the whole thing." He was talking about The Art of Programming books. So I was pretty curious and ...
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What training book should I choose after Microsoft's Application Development Foundation (70-536)? [closed]

I've just finished 70-536 ("Microsoft .NET Framework - Application Development Foundation") Microsoft training book from Microsoft Press. I found it quite good. I have also done the 70-528 ("Microsoft ...
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Any recommendations on a good Objected-Oriented book [closed]

I'm looking to really grasp OO once and for all. Any recommendations on a good Objected-Oriented book? I program in .Net, so if it's .Net oriented all the better. Regards,
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Will they release a Wrox Box 4?

does anyone know if there will be a Wrox Box 4? I would love to get something like that, but the latest collection of Wrox books seems to be the release for 3.5. I really need to get up to date with ...
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How to organize a programming course?

I've been given the task to train our manual testers to become developers in test (write test automation!). Some have basic programming knowledge (either dabbling in PHP or reading stuff) and some ...
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Why do programming books have such wacky cover art? [closed]

All the O'reilly titles, and numerous other programming books usually have a typified icon for their covert art. Sometimes it's minstrels, or medieval figures, and sometimes its camels and strange ...
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Evolution of the Win32 API

Has the Windows 32 API changed much over time? Does the Charles Petzold book "Programming Windows, 5th Edition" from 1998 still contain relevant information, or is most of it obsolete/outdated? What ...
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Is there a good book to grok C++? [closed]

This question got me thinking. I would say I am a pretty experienced C++ programmer. I use it a lot at work, I had some courses on it at the university, I can understand most C++ code I find out there ...
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What benefits do I get from learning Scheme?

I'm a java programmer and I've decided to learn a bit about theoretical computer science. I don't have a degree in that and a little background would help me a lot since I don't know anything other ...
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Books on improving JEE web application performance and responsiveness

Does anyone know of any good books on this topic? I did search on amazon but ones that I found are pretty old publications.
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How to Get Myself Up to Speed in Building a Java Web App

I'm a new developer at a fairly large company and I'm working on a Java Web Application with a senior developer there. The Web App is built on top of an IBM stack (RAD, DB2, WebSphere) and basically ...
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Am I wrong to disagree with A Gentle Introduction to symfony's template best practices?

I am currently learning symfony and going through the book A Gentle Introduction to symfony and came across this section in "Chapter 4: The Basics of Page Creation" on creating templates (or views): ...
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Is there a canonical book on Linux shell scripting? [closed]

I am using bash. Is there a book out there that's the de-facto standard for describing best practices, design methodologies, and other helpful information on Linux shell scripting? What about that ...
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How do you choose a programming/data structure/algorithm book?

I really should not be mentioning the name of the book, but the first time I read it (during my under-grad days) I almost concluded that data structure was a bad course to pick. Which brings me to ...
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How are head first books? [closed]

I have never read any of them but I find their style interesting and unique. I am not sure if they are worth giving money/time?
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What is meant by XML/XSLT/XPath and asynchoronous programming?

I understand that (1) XML/XSLT/XPath and (2) asynchoronous programming may not be related to one another. My questions are: When a C# developer job is advertised saying: "the following skill is ...
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What's the best way to run a technical book club?

At work, we've been doing lunchtime book clubs for a while. So far we've done: Clean Code Working Effectively with Legacy Code The Pragmatic Programmer We read a chapter per week, and one person ...
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Good book for WPF? [closed]

I'm searching a book for WPF. I've started C# development a while ago and use WPF as well. So far I could handle all the WPF tasks, but I feel my knowledge about WPF is still limited. Any ...
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Learning to Program in Assembly - Useful Resources [closed]

Following on from a previous thread, it has got me interested in learning a little about Assembly programming. Not so much for wanting to program useful apps in, just to get a feel for low level ...
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Is there a canonical book on Ruby on Rails? [closed]

I'm an experienced developer with .NET, and understand core computing concepts well (OOP, design patterns, etc) but would like to also learn rails. Is there a book out there that's the de-facto ...
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Is this book a reliable source for beginning Java EE? [closed]

Core Servlets and Javaserver Pages: Core Technologies, Vol. 1 (2nd Edition) Can I rely on this book to learn Servlets and JSP,or is there a better book out there I should be reading instead?
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Beginning Design as a Programmer [duplicate]

I'm just starting to get in to web development. I'm learning Rails at the moment. I have lots of experience with various programming languages. I've been searching for books to help me get started; I ...
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Fiction that includes BASIC programs [closed]

Back in what must've been the mid-80s, when every microcomputer included BASIC and Choose Your Own Adventure Books were really popular, there were some novels that had BASIC programs listed in the ...
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Overview of computer science, programming [closed]

Where I can find overview of computer science, programming etc.? I graduated in physics and want to begin programming or similar and I'm not even sure of what's out there or where to begin. What I'm ...
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Book recommendations for a high school drop out [closed]

If one of your friend dropped of high-school and wanted to sharpen his programming & software engineering skills which book would you advise him to read & study to make up for the knowledge he ...
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XQuery & XML databases

I decided to learn XML from a professional book instead of reading tutorials online, after some research i decided to read "Beginning XML, 4th Ed" book and it was very interesting book and i recommend ...
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Entity Framework book 1st Edition

I recently purchased the O'Reilly book: Programming Entity Framework by Julia Lerman. Unfortunately it is the 1st edition. I didn't realize that there was a newer edition. Which in hind sight ...
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Mary Poppendieck's Books on Lean Software Development: Which One Can You Recommend? [closed]

Has anyone read all three of Mary Poppendieck's books on Lean Software Development? She and her husband Tom wrote: in 2003: Lean Software Development in 2006: Implementing Lean Software Development ...
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How do people read big technical books? [closed]

I see that most of the good programmers have the habit of reading big books for learning about technology. What does it really take to read technical books, apart from the real interest on the ...
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The Art of Computer Programming - To read or not to read? [closed]

There are lots of books about programming out there, and it seems Code Complete is pretty much at the top of most people's list of "must-read programming books", but what about The Art of Computer ...
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Suggest an Introductory OO Text for a (smart) non-programmer? [duplicate]

I have a colleague who has basic* programming skills and who wants to get a working knowledge of object-oriented programming concepts, with particular emphasis on C# (to 3.0 at least). He's generally ...
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Is there a canonical book on dynamic programming?

At the moment in college I'm studying dynamic programming and I'm really interested in it. I want to go deeper and fully understand the topic so I can write good dynamic code. Is there a book out ...
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Product agnostic book on Message Queues? [closed]

Are there any recommendations for book(s) that are largely agnostic (with examples of MQ implementations is fine) on vendor but go to great details on the architecture, management, nomenclature, ...
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Is “Analysis Patterns: Reusable Object Models” Still A Good Book To Use For Its Subject Matter Today?

Is "Analysis Patterns: Reusable Object Models" by Martin Fowler (published 1996) still a good book to use for the content it covers? Are there other good books that cover the same content? Are there ...
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Anyone know of any resources for someone who wants to learn WPF and F# [closed]

It's easy to find resources for learning WPF, similarly it's pretty easy to find resources for F#. But I feel that I could save some time if I could learn them both at the same time. So can anyone ...