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  • booksreddit.com:The Mythical Man-Month: Essays on Software Engineering

    The Mythical Man-Month: Essays on Software Engineering, Anniversary Edition (2nd Edition)

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    Where to learn to write better code?
    Few books on software project management have been as influential and timeless as The Mythical Man-Month. With a blend of software engineering facts and thought-provoking opinions, Fred Brooks offers insight for anyone managing complex projects. These essays draw from his experience as project manager for the IBM System/360 computer family and then for OS/360, its massive software system. Now, 20 years after the initial publication of his book, Brooks has revisited his original ideas and adde…


  • booksreddit.com:Compilers: Principles

    Compilers: Principles, Techniques, and Tools (2nd Edition)

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    Want to Write a Compiler? Just Read These Two Papers.
    Compilers: Principles, Techniques and Tools, known to professors, students, and developers worldwide as the “Dragon Book,” is available in a new edition.  Every chapter has been completely revised to reflect developments in software engineering, programming languages, and computer architecture that have occurred since 1986, when the last edition published.  The authors, recognizing that few readers will ever go on to construct a compiler, retain their focus on the broader set of problems face…


  • booksreddit.com:JavaScript and JQuery: Interactive Front-End Web Development

    JavaScript and JQuery: Interactive Front-End Web Development

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    Laid off. Perfect time for a career switch. Best approach for learning?
    This full-color book will show you how to make your websites more interactive and your interfaces more interesting and intuitive. THIS BOOK COVERS: Basic programming concepts – assuming no prior knowledge of programming beyond an ability to create a web page using HTML & CSS Core elements of the JavaScript language – so you can learn how to write your own scripts from scratch jQuery – which will allow you to simplify the process of writing scripts (this is introduced half-way through the boo…


  • booksreddit.com:Clean Code: A Handbook of Agile Software Craftsmanship

    Clean Code: A Handbook of Agile Software Craftsmanship

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    Even bad code can function. But if code isn’t clean, it can bring a development organization to its knees. Every year, countless hours and significant resources are lost because of poorly written code. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Noted software expert Robert C. Martin presents a revolutionary paradigm with Clean Code: A Handbook of Agile Software Craftsmanship . Martin has teamed up with his colleagues from Object Mentor to distill their best agile practice of cleaning code “on the f…


  • booksreddit.com:Accelerated C++: Practical Programming by Example

    Accelerated C++: Practical Programming by Example

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    This is a first-rate introductory book that takes a practical approach to solving problems using C++. It covers a much wider scope of C++ programming than other introductory books Ive seen, and in a surprisingly compact format. – Dag Bruck, founding member of the ANSI/ISO C++ committee The authors present a clear, cogent introduction to C++ programming in a way that gets the student writing nontrivial programs immediately. – Stephen Clamage, Sun Microsystems, Inc., and chair of the ANSI C++ c…


  • booksreddit.com:Excel 2010 Power Programming with VBA

    Excel 2010 Power Programming with VBA

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    All the methods and tools you need to successfully program with Excel John Walkenbach’s name is synonymous with excellence in computer books that decipher complex technical topics. With this comprehensive guide, “Mr. Spreadsheet” shows you how to maximize your Excel experience using professional spreadsheet application development tips from his own personal bookshelf. Featuring a complete introduction to Visual Basic for Applications and fully updated for the new features of Excel 2010, this…


  • booksreddit.com:The Code Book: The Science of Secrecy from Ancient Egypt to Quantum Cryptography

    The Code Book: The Science of Secrecy from Ancient Egypt to Quantum Cryptography

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    In his first book since the bestselling Fermat’s Enigma, Simon Singh offers the first sweeping history of encryption, tracing its evolution and revealing the dramatic effects codes have had on wars, nations, and individual lives. From Mary, Queen of Scots, trapped by her own code, to the Navajo Code Talkers who helped the Allies win World War II, to the incredible (and incredibly simple) logisitical breakthrough that made Internet commerce secure, The Code Book tells the story of the most pow…


  • booksreddit.com:Superintelligence: Paths

    Superintelligence: Paths, Dangers, Strategies

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    A New York Times bestsellerSuperintelligence asks the questions: What happens when machines surpass humans in general intelligence? Will artificial agents save or destroy us? Nick Bostrom lays the foundation for understanding the future of humanity and intelligent life. The human brain has some capabilities that the brains of other animals lack. It is to these distinctive capabilities that our species owes its dominant position. If machine brains surpassed human brains in general intelligence…


  • booksreddit.com:Code: The Hidden Language of Computer Hardware and Software

    Code: The Hidden Language of Computer Hardware and Software

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    What do flashlights, the British invasion, black cats, and seesaws have to do with computers? In CODE, they show us the ingenious ways we manipulate language and invent new means of communicating with each other. And through CODE, we see how this ingenuity and our very human compulsion to communicate have driven the technological innovations of the past two centuries. Using everyday objects and familiar language systems such as Braille and Morse code, author Charles Petzold weaves an illumi…


  • booksreddit.com:The Practice of System and Network Administration

    The Practice of System and Network Administration, Second Edition

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    The first edition of The Practice of System and Network Administration introduced a generation of system and network administrators to a modern IT methodology. Whether you use Linux, Unix, or Windows, this newly revised edition describes the essential practices previously handed down only from mentor to protégé. This wonderfully lucid, often funny cornucopia of information introduces beginners to advanced frameworks valuable for their entire career, yet is structured to help even the most a…


  • booksreddit.com:Code Complete: A Practical Handbook of Software Construction

    Code Complete: A Practical Handbook of Software Construction, Second Edition

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    Widely considered one of the best practical guides to programming, Steve McConnell’s original CODE COMPLETE has been helping developers write better software for more than a decade. Now this classic book has been fully updated and revised with leading-edge practices—and hundreds of new code samples—illustrating the art and science of software construction. Capturing the body of knowledge available from research, academia, and everyday commercial practice, McConnell synthesizes the most effect…


  • booksreddit.com:Introduction to the Theory of Computation

    Introduction to the Theory of Computation

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    Where can you learn the things a CS degree teaches you, but not at a regular university? (more details inside)
    This highly anticipated revision builds upon the strengths of the previous edition. Sipser’s candid, crystal-clear style allows students at every level to understand and enjoy this field. His innovative “proof idea” sections explain profound concepts in plain English. The new edition incorporates many improvements students and professors have suggested over the years, and offers updated, classroom-tested problem sets at the end of each chapter.


  • booksreddit.com:The C++ Programming Language

    The C++ Programming Language, 4th Edition

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    What’s a good C++ course for people with lots of experience with other languages?
    C++11 has arrived: thoroughly master it, with the definitive new guide from C++ creator Bjarne Stroustrup, C++ Programming Language, Fourth Edition! The brand-new edition of the world’s most trusted and widely read guide to C++, it has been comprehensively updated for the long-awaited C++11 standard. Extensively rewritten to present the C++11 language, standard library, and key design techniques as an integrated whole, Stroustrup thoroughly addresses changes that make C++11 feel like a whole …


  • booksreddit.com:Making Software: What Really Works

    Making Software: What Really Works, and Why We Believe It

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    What We Actually – Empirically – Know About Software Development, and Why We Believe It’s True (Greg Wilson)
    Many claims are made about how certain tools, technologies, and practices improve software development. But which claims are verifiable, and which are merely wishful thinking? In this book, leading thinkers such as Steve McConnell, Barry Boehm, and Barbara Kitchenham offer essays that uncover the truth and unmask myths commonly held among the software development community. Their insights may surprise you.Are some programmers really ten times more productive than others?Does writing tests fir…


  • booksreddit.com:Design Patterns: Elements of Reusable Object-Oriented Software

    Design Patterns: Elements of Reusable Object-Oriented Software

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    These texts cover the design of object-oriented software and examine how to investigate requirements, create solutions and then translate designs into code, showing developers how to make practical use of the most significant recent developments. A summary of UML notation is included.


  • booksreddit.com:C++ Primer (5th Edition)

    C++ Primer (5th Edition)

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    Bestselling Programming Tutorial and Reference Completely Rewritten for the New C++11 Standard   Fully updated and recast for the newly released C++11 standard, this authoritative and comprehensive introduction to C++ will help you to learn the language fast, and to use it in modern, highly effective ways. Highlighting today’s best practices, the authors show how to use both the core language and its standard library to write efficient, readable, and powerful code.   C++ Primer, Fi…


  • booksreddit.com:Safecracking for Everyone!

    Safecracking for Everyone!

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    This book takes you from not knowing anything about safe locks to cracking your first one!


  • booksreddit.com:Introduction to Algorithms

    Introduction to Algorithms, 3rd Edition (MIT Press)

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    Some books on algorithms are rigorous but incomplete; others cover masses of material but lack rigor. Introduction to Algorithms uniquely combines rigor and comprehensiveness. The book covers a broad range of algorithms in depth, yet makes their design and analysis accessible to all levels of readers. Each chapter is relatively self-contained and can be used as a unit of study. The algorithms are described in English and in a pseudocode designed to be readable by anyone who has done a little…


  • booksreddit.com:Automate the Boring Stuff with Python: Practical Programming for Total Beginners

    Automate the Boring Stuff with Python: Practical Programming for Total Beginners

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    If you’ve ever spent hours renaming files or updating hundreds of spreadsheet cells, you know how tedious tasks like these can be. But what if you could have your computer do them for you?In Automate the Boring Stuff with Python, you’ll learn how to use Python to write programs that do in minutes what would take you hours to do by hand—no prior programming experience required. Once you’ve mastered the basics of programming, you’ll create Python programs that effortlessly perform useful and im…


  • booksreddit.com:Pro C# 5.0 and the .NET 4.5 Framework (Expert's Voice in .NET)

    Pro C# 5.0 and the .NET 4.5 Framework (Expert’s Voice in .NET)

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    What do you consider the “Accelerated C++” book for your favorite language?
    This new edition of Pro C# 5.0 and the .NET 4.5 Platform has been completely revised and rewritten to reflect the latest changes to the C# language specification and new advances in the .NET Framework. You’ll find new chapters covering all the important new features that make .NET 4.5 the most comprehensive release yet, including:.NET APIs for Windows 8 style UI apps New asynchronous task-based model for async operations How HTML5 support is being wrapped into C# web applications New programm…