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free-programming-books/free-programming-books.md at master · EbookFoundation/free-programming-books · GitHub
:books: Freely available programming books. Contribute to EbookFoundation/free-programming-books development by creating an account on GitHub.
books  ebooks  book  programming  reference  tutorial 
7 weeks ago by whip_lash
Programming Books You Wish You Read Earlier
There are so many programming books out there, sometimes it’s hard to know what books are best. Programming itself is so broad and there are so many concepts to learn. This book list is a curation of the most valuable books for each major Software category.
books 
12 weeks ago by whip_lash
GitHub - charlax/professional-programming: A collection of full-stack resources for programmers.
A collection of full-stack resources for programmers.

The goal of this page is to make you a more proficient developer. You'll find only resources that I've found truly inspiring, or that have become timeless classics.
books  resources 
january 2019 by whip_lash
A System for Remembering What you Read
I’d argue that a better approach is to build a latticework of mental models. That is, acquire core multi-disciplinary knowledge and use that as your foundation. This is the best investment because this stuff doesn’t change, or if it does, it changes really slowly. This knowledge becomes your foundation.
books  memory  productivity  reading  learning 
october 2018 by whip_lash
Aho/Ullman Foundations of Computer Science
This book has been taken out of print by W. H. Freeman. You are welcome to use it if you like. We believed in 1992 it was the way to introduce theory in Computer Science, and we believe that today.
algorithms  book  books  programming 
august 2018 by whip_lash
The Benjamin Franklin Method of Reading Programming Books | Path-Sensitive
Read your programming book as normal. When you get to a code sample, read it over

Then close the book.

Then try to type it up.

Simple, right? But try it and watch as you’re forced to learn some of the structure of the code.

It’s a lot like the way you may have already been doing it, just with more learning.
books  learning  programming 
february 2018 by whip_lash
Car Hacker's Handbook
Build an accurate threat model for your vehicle
Reverse engineer the CAN bus to fake engine signals
Exploit vulnerabilities in diagnostic and data-logging systems
Hack the ECU and other firmware and embedded systems
Feed exploits through infotainment and vehicle-to-vehicle communication systems
Override factory settings with performance-tuning techniques
Build physical and virtual test benches to try out exploits safely
books  car  cars  hacking  tools  security 
february 2018 by whip_lash
Cybersecurity Canon
To identify a list of must-read books for all cyber security practitioners -- be they from industry, government or academia -- where the content is timeless, genuinely represents an aspect of the community that is true and precise, reflects the highest quality and that, if not read, will leave a hole in the cyber security professional’s education that will make the practitioner incomplete.
security  books 
june 2015 by whip_lash
Modern Perl, by chromatic - Onyx Neon Press
Modern Perl is one way to describe how experienced and effective Perl 5 programmers work. They use language idioms. They take advantage of the CPAN. They're recognizably Perlish, and they show good taste and craftsmanship and a full understanding of Perl.

You can learn this too, whether you've dabbled with Perl for a decade or someone just handed you this book and said "Fix this code by Friday.
books  education  free  howto  programming 
november 2010 by whip_lash
At the Heart of the Crash | The New York Review of Books
Not the least striking revelation of Michael Lewis’s excellent book, The Big Short, is that this author of financial best-sellers has changed his mind. In a column for Bloomberg News in early 2007, he praised the rapidly expanding market for derivatives
banking  books  reviews  business  economics 
june 2010 by whip_lash
The best children's books ever | Books | The Guardian
Increasing numbers of children are starting school without having been read to. But which are the books to get them – and keep them – hooked? Lucy Mangan introduces our guide to the best. So whether it's to fight the White Witch or snuggle up with the Moomins, make yourself comfy ...
books  children 
may 2010 by whip_lash
Dissent Magazine
But Zinn's big book is quite unworthy of such fame and influence. A People's History is bad history, albeit gilded with virtuous intentions. Zinn reduces the past to a Manichean fable and makes no serious attempt to address the biggest question a leftist can ask about U.S. history: why have most Americans accepted the legitimacy of the capitalist republic in which they live?
history  politics  books  socialism  anti-americanism 
april 2010 by whip_lash
Top 100 Free Audio Books - Download Mp3 and iPod format today!
Your source for free audio books. Download
one in mp3, iPod and iTunes format today.
books  free  mp3  ipod  audiobooks 
march 2010 by whip_lash
Spaceship Jesus Will Come Back and Whisk Us Away < Killing the Buddha
Jerry Jenkins and Tim LaHaye’s Left Behind series of sixteen novels (so far!) represents everything that is most deranged about religion. If I had to choose companions to take my chances with in a lifeboat, and the choice boiled down to picking Tim LaHaye, Jerry Jenkins, or Christopher Hitchens, I’d pick Hitchens in a heartbeat. At least he wouldn’t try to sink our boat so that Jesus would come back sooner. He might even bring along a case of wine.
religion  books  christianity 
november 2009 by whip_lash
How to Be Jason Bourne: Multiple Passports, Swiss Banking, and Crossing Borders
Neil’s new book, Emergency, teaches you how to become Jason Bourne.

Multiple passports, moving assets, lock-picking, escape and evasion, foraging, even how to cross borders without detection (one preferred location: McAllen, Texas, page 390)–it’s a veritable encyclopedia of for those who want to disappear or become lawsuit-proof global citizens…
security  banking  travel  books  privacy 
march 2009 by whip_lash
The New Book Banning by Walter Olson, City Journal 12 February 2009
It’s hard to believe, but true: under a law Congress passed last year aimed at regulating hazards in children’s products, the federal government has now advised that children’s books published before 1985 should not be considered safe and may in many cases be unlawful to sell or distribute.
books  journalism  kids 
february 2009 by whip_lash
Lessons In Electric Circuits
A free series of textbooks on the subjects of electricity and electronics
books  diy  ebook  education  electronics  free 
june 2008 by whip_lash
Comment is free: Harry Potter: the economics
The low opportunity cost attached to magic spills over into the thoroughly unbelievable wizard economy. Why are the Weasleys poor? Why would any wizard be?
books  economics 
july 2007 by whip_lash
Freakonomics Blog » If Public Libraries Didn't Exist, Could You Start One Today?
If there was no such thing today as the public library and someone like Bill Gates proposed to establish them in cities and towns across the U.S. (much like Andrew Carnegie once did), what would happen?
books  copyright 
july 2007 by whip_lash
LA Weekly - News - Ray Bradbury: Fahrenheit 451 Misinterpreted - Amy E. Boyle Johnston - The Essential Online Resource for Los Angeles
Bradbury, a man living in the creative and industrial center of reality TV and one-hour dramas, says it is, in fact, a story about how television destroys interest in reading literature.
books  culture  tv 
june 2007 by whip_lash

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