[ubuntu-uk] Recommended Reads

Jason Liquorish jason at dropshock.com
Thu Oct 23 07:39:20 BST 2008

> John Levin wrote:
>> Not quite sure what you're looking for - particular technical texts? 
>> Tutorials? Something more general?

I am just looking for general reads that people rate, mainly things that 
relate to my college course, as listed in my original post, as well as 
improving my knowledge on Linux.

>> Anyway, for a comprehensive intro to linux, I like RUTE:
>> http://rute.2038bug.com/index.html.gz
>> For prose on programming, I recommend "In The Beginning Was The Command 
>> Line"
>> http://www.cryptonomicon.com/beginning.html
>> and "Open Sources"
>> http://oreilly.com/catalog/opensources/book/toc.html
>> Both freely available online.
>> Brooks' "The Mythical Man-Month" is essential reading, it made me think 
>> in a very different, social rather than technical, way about 
>> programming, and I  enjoyed "Dreaming In Code", about the travails of 
>> the Chandler project. Code isn't just code!
>> For Java, Python etc, I've no idea.
>> Hope that helps
>> John

Thanks, I will take a look at them all.

Lucy wrote:
> On 21/10/2008, John Levin <john at technolalia.org> wrote:
>>  For Java, Python etc, I've no idea.
> For Python I would recommend the book Dive into Python (also available
> online at http://www.diveintopython.org)
> For Java there's Thinking In Java, part of a whole series by Bruce
> Eckel, and is also well worth checking out (even if you're familiar
> with the language). It's also available online at
> http://www.mindview.net/Books/TIJ/ (with the newer version, not quite
> so free, at http://mindview.net/Books/TIJ4).
Thank you Lucy, these look like they will help.

Anyone got any other recommendations?

Jason Liquorish <jason at dropshock.com>

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