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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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Are 'The Pragmatic Programmer' and 'The Mythical Man Month' good books for people with limited practical experience programming [closed]

I was once told to read the books titled 'The Pragmatic Programmer' and 'The Mythical Man Month'. I have very little experience programming (basic HTML, CSS and JS). If I were to purchase these ...
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“Agile Principles, Patterns, and Practices in C#”: Is this just a .NET-translation of the popular Uncle Bob book? [closed]

I found this book sold on Amazon Agile Principles, Patterns, and Practices in C#, written by Robert C Martin and Micah Martin. Is it merely a .NET port of the older, more popular Agile Software ...
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Intermediate to advanced book for improving VIM knowledge and understanding [closed]

I use vim already for quite a while and every day try to learn new things. But, somehow I yet don't feel that I own it. I'm looking for some intermediate to advanced books on vim which may be used as ...
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In what order should I read these books? [closed]

This question is not a duplicate - I'm not asking about the best books. Rather, I'm asking for the best order in which to study. I'm new to programming but I finished a very, very simple book ...
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Wondering if my computer books from 2002/2003 are still useful?

I found two books in my basement today and it was about Javascript and PHP/MySQL. Are they still useful? I hope it's still useful, since I don't want to buy a new one... 1.JavaScript - ...
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“Dedication of the Harvard Mark I computer, 1944 August 7”- Which text is Brooks referring to and where can I find it?

I am reading the epilogue of the Anniversary Edition of the Mythical Man Month. The author, Frederic Brooks, says Still vivid in my mind is the wonder and delight with which I - then 13 years old ...
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Is there a canonical book on C++/CLI ?

I know quite a lot about C++ but I know very little about .NET. I would like to broaden my horizons. Is there a book out there that's the de-facto standard for describing best practices, design ...
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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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Is there a canonical book on parallel programming with focus on C++ ? [closed]

I am looking for a good book about parallel programming with focus on C++. Something suitable for a person reasonably good in C++ programming, but with no experience in concurrent software ...
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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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Is a book about MySQL 5.1 still relevant, with the release of MySQL 5.5?

I am considering purchasing High Performance MySQL (2008). This book discusses MySQL 5.0 and 5.1. Is this book still relevant today, or is it too old?
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Learn to Program by Chris Pine book question

I don't know where to post this, so sorry if this is the wrong place. I bought the book Learn to Program by Chris Pine on my iPad, I will be travelling for about two days so want to read this book ...
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Sharing eBooks within large development teams [closed]

We have a few hundred developers, and want to legally share eBooks in the same vein we used to share hard copy books (someone buys it and it ends up on the bookshelf). Has anyone solved this in a ...
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Book on network cryptographic protocols [closed]

I am looking for a book that describes in fair detail the most common network cryptographic protocols such as SSL, TLS, SSH, HTTPS, etc. I already have some books that cover the underlying ...
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Is there a canonical book on simulation programming? [closed]

I've taken an interest in writing life-based simulations in C. I've been trying to find resources online and books, but haven't found anything. Is there a book out there that's the de-facto standard ...
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Where can I find an authoritative source documenting the relationships between standards bodies?

There seems to be a number of different so-called "standards" bodies interacting and/or competing with each other. For example, RFC 3629 references ISO/IEC 10646 and appears to be governed by the ...
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project management for rookie

I'm new at the field of computer programming and I chose to learn it at the University, but I have some problems with project management, usually before I write any code I start to plan it on the ...
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How to get started in coding for JBoss

I have an idea on how to revamp our internal application, after having accessed the needs of the users, addressing thier current issues, and the like. But I am not a coder. My last application I ...
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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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“PHP: Good Parts”-ish book / reference [closed]

Before I had my first proper contact with Javascript I read an excellent book "Javascript: The Good Parts" by Douglas Crockford. I was hoping for something similar in case of PHP. My first thought was ...
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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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Getting through a lengthy book? [closed]

This may seen like a weird question, but since we're challenged--as engineers--to constantly adapt to changing technologies, we always find ourselves buried in documentation. That said, we also need ...
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Java language book for an experienced programmer? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is there a canonical book for learning Java as an experienced developer? I am looking for book to get up to speed with (start with) a Java language. I am experienced ...
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Is a book that teaches how to build compilers good for learning to implement interpreters? [closed]

I'm looking for a book to learn how to implement interpreters for programming languages. Thing is there are much more 'compiler books' than 'interpreter books'. So my question is: can I read a book ...
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good literature for teaching object oriented thinking in C [closed]

Quite often C is the primary platform for the development. And when things are large scale, I have seen partitioning of the system as different objects is quite a natural thing. Some or many of the ...
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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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Books on custom iPhone interface development? [closed]

I have been looking around for a book on designing and developing custom interfaces for iOS but I don't seem to be able to find any books on this topic and I was wondering if anyone here knew of any ...
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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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Learning programming from a book which uses C++98 [closed]

I am learning programming from a book called "Programming Principles and Practice" by Bjarne Stroustrup. It has been highly recommended over here and elsewhere. My only issue is that it uses C++98 and ...
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Stuff to read up on pricing applications [closed]

I'm about to release an app and I have no idea what would be the ideal pricing point. I'm not sure how pricing high and selling few copies will compare in revenue to pricing low and selling lots of ...
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Which skills should I improve in order to become a professional software engineer? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: most desirable skills for a graduate software engineer I'm currently doing my PhD in physics and will be finished in about two years from now. I plan to become a ...
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Books that every software system architect/data modeller must read [closed]

I hope I'm not confusing the term system architecture with the data model/database. Is there a book out there that's the standard for describing best practices, design methodologies, and other ...
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Is there a canonical book on Monodroid?

So far I have been living of standard Android books and mainly blogs for Monodroid, but I'm trying to find a definitive resource about the topic and not having any luck. Is there a book out there ...
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Is there a canonical book for CMS design patterns and concepts? [closed]

I've been trying to understand the fundamentals of content management systems: I've looked into APress's Pro ASP.NET 4 CMS, but it dives into implementation, dedicating a lot of time to technologies ...
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Book on Access and SQL [closed]

My little brother is a CPA but in his new job he is required to use access to pull his own data. He has grown frustrated with the limitations of the canned reports that he has access to. However he ...
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kindle paperwhite [closed]

How good is the kindle paperwhite to read programming e-books?, I was looking info but anyone gives any answer from the own experience, and the current answers are outdated (> 2 years) It is a kindle ...
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Help choosing between two C# books [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What books would you recommend to someone who wants to learn C# programming? I'm getting into .Net development, I'm pretty much a beginner programmer, except for an ...
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Thinking in C++ [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is there a good book to grok C++? I've been looking for a good book to understand the C++ (and the OOP) as well as I can do, and during my searches I found Thinking in ...
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what is best book to learn optimized programming in java [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is there a canonical book for learning Java as an experienced developer? Let me elaborate a little: I used to be a C/C++ programmer where I used data structure ...
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Effective Java for experienced Java programmers? [duplicate]

I own and read 'Java Puzzlers', 'Clean Code' and GOF's 'Design Patterns' and more specific technology books however I have not yet read 'Effective Java'. Whenever I see a list of must read books I ...
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Should speed reading be applied while reading Tech Books [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do people read big technical books? It's a known fact that, Science and Tech readings requires most attention, to at least make sense of what one reads. In the age ...
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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 on C Programming in GNU/Linux? [closed]

I am looking for a good ebook (or two) for learning the C programming language, specifically programming in a GNU/Linux environment. I'm not a beginner programmer, but I have almost no experience in ...
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Is it legal to reuse code from a “programming cookbook”? [closed]

I have just found a perfect fit solution for a problem I was having in O'Reilly's Perl Cookbook. The problem is, the book is copyrighted, and I could not find anything that looked like a license to ...
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Data structure theory based on graph rewriting [closed]

First of all, I'm looking for a book, publication, project or any kind of information that should probably exceed the limits normally imposed on answers in this kind of forum. I know the rules about ...
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How should I go about developing some basic C/C++ knowledge so that I can grok the concepts written in some Classic software programming books? [closed]

I know Java and JavaScript pretty well. I have never really worked on C/C++. But at this stage of my career I feel that the fact that I do not have adequate knowledge on C/C++ syntax(especially ...
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SQL problems and answers book for a functioning SQL programmer

It was pointed out to me yesterday that I need to get a book on SQL and learn about it properly. That is probably a fair assessment; I'm a functioning SQL programmer who can in general extract from ...
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Is there a canonical resource on bouncycastle?

It doesn't matter if it is Java or .NET. Is there a resource out there that's the de-facto standard for describing best practices and other helpful information on bouncycastle? What about that ...
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Anyone read Apress C# series(wpf specifically)? [closed]

I am currently reading illustrated C# by Apress(on my first read through) and was thinking about moving on to illustrated WPF or Pro WPF after. I was wondering if anyone has read either and could ...