Textbooks, references, fiction, whatever you consider a top-notch quality read for /g/ents.
Duh. Also get the "C Answer Book" which makes up for one of K&R's very few flaws (lack of excercise solutions).
The whole point of C having exercises is so you can learn how to do them yourself.
C Answer Book was not written by Kernighan and was simply a shitty cashgrab that defeats the point of the original book.
Well ok if you think so. How about suggesting some book you believe to be a polar opposite of a shitty cashgrab instead?
I really enjoyed this book and it in a lot of ways has really shaped my shell programming. To me it does a great job of explaining concepts of in the shell scripting WITH examples for each concept without being a "cookbook"
Its well written and the author seems to have a clear grasp on what he writes.
There's nothing wrong with having solutions to exercises so long as you're not using them to cheat but using them as an aide or checker.
you can probably find all the solutions on stack overflow anyway but it's handy having solutions by your side in a convenient little book.
Tanenbaum's books are generally very highly regarded. If you got the the 3rd edition very cheap you're lucky, they usualy go for quite some buck even used (although it's a bit old now, there's a newer edition that came out recently).
so if I have absolutely zero experience in any type of programming, but am becoming interested, which book should i pick up?
kind of a nice intro to how programs actually work and some very basic information
Try >>52448500 for a start, it will give you an excellent overview of what's going on under the hood. It won't teach you the specifics of any language, but having read it even assembly should be much less daunting.
Well, dunno, that's the cover they came up for the latest edition, feel free to look up earlier covers of the book, perhaps you'll like them better. I think it's still much better (and true to the general style of Tanenbaum book covers) that the comparatively rather uninspired cover of the latest edition of "Computer Networks" (pic related).
Idk if this is a request thread but, can anyone help me find a PDF of this?
>Cryptography Engineering - Design Principles and Practical Applications
Any opinions on this?
The "designated eastern economy editions" of books (K&R2 has one too, pic related, so have many other CS-related textbooks) are poorer quality but also much cheaper even if you ship them from where they are intended to be sold. The publishers obviously want westerners to buy the significantly more expensive standard editions.
don't buy international editions unless they're marked sealed and you don't intend to keep the book
poo in loos do not wash their hands
i once received an international edition K&R from 1990 and it aged horribly
i also cleaned the cover with alcohol and the residue was dark brown
it also had "RAJESH V." written on the inside.
Sure. Networking is not a field that changes too rapidly. Certain things mentioned in the 2003 edition (like Token Ring for example) may have fallen into obscolescence in the meantime, but at least 90% is still much relevant.
Content is the same, but paper/printing/binding etc. quality is lower. For instance the EEE edition of K&R2 has thin, half-translucent paper which makes reading harder, and the ink has a peculiar odor to it (seems to go away with time somewhat though).
It's a really fun read for the uninitiated about the early history of computing that talks mainly about operating systems, written by one of my favorite fictionauthors.
my sister got me this for christmas :']
just left home, I might have a photo of my phone. I had to emulate System 7 to get it to work, I will show you that!
it appears that they were available for both, I think that the HyperCard Reader software may have been cross platform at the time.. I wouldn't know for sure since I was 3 when it came out!
here is some other information I found about the series:
funny story, someone actually brought me a Macintosh Classic II that they wanted to be virtualized in early January, so I got to do the research on this emulator as part of that project
This chm was pretty nice:
Yeah, it's not a pdf, but who cares? xchm on linux, windows should have native support.
The chm one had pretty similar quality. What's up with this shit?
Could you perhaps dd the floppy to a file and upload the image somewhere? It's an interesting piece of history for both literature and technology (even if nowadays you have to jump trough hoops to make actual use of it) and surely deserves to be preserved.
Read this if you want to become a Linux wizard.
It's actually a /g/+/v/ and surprisingly fun to read.
Another video from that guy showing the screen closely:
Yea, that'd be gread if he did. I tried searching a bit but couldn't seem to stumble upon a copy of it anywhere.
(It might be a good idea to upload it to Winworldpc, they specialize in preserving high quality copies of old operating systems and application software.)
Went to dinner, didn't want to derail the thread either. All of the textbooks I read in school didn't impress me and I do most of my learning by searching Google as I work on a project.
Maybe I'll work on collecting a set of them! I did copy it, where is best to upload things like this these days? I haven't used anything since PutFile ..
All these books (the for dummies line) are fucking worthless. They don't contain any worthy information. They just gloss over the VERY basics of subject matter.
I have a few of them:
I am glad someone found them and gave them to me. I would have been pissed if I bought them, thinking they were worthwhile.
Which ones would you suggest? How would pic related compare (subject matter seems similar)?
the registration link for Winworldpc is not working for me (tried different browsers and disabling add-ons)
the site I got most of my software in the emulator is called macintoshgarden.org but it looks like the library at winworldpc is great too, thanks for that !
Yes I guess that is true. Can't dispute that.
>have you been to /g/?
Yes, been here longer than I care to admit. Been around long enough to see some of the changes occur.
Here is the only picture I have at the moment. These are some good books for people who want a rounded understanding. As well as a link.
The link is pretty much a free bachelors degree in CompSci
I thought the same thing about THE GIBSON while working on it
I actually really like System 7 now, although Photoshop 2.5 doesn't have layers
Since a lot of people seem to be weebs on this site, and if those people want a good introduction to certain things, the manga guide books are actually a pretty decent alternative to the For Dummies books.
There seem to have been some changes recently (such as the forum having moved elsewhere etc.) and some stuff isn't working properly right now.
If all else fails, you could upload the floppy image to Mega or somesuch (dunno what other file share services are viable these days).
Thanks a lot.
I see though that you seem to have zipped the main file that was on the floppy - if you wanted to upload it to Winworld in the future, you'd need an exact image of the whole floppy (you can use dd in Linux of OSX do create an image). Exact images of source media are much preferred for preservation rather than "rips" which contain extracted files.
Anybody got the pdf of the new 9th edition of Comptia A+?
Got a couple buddies who want into IT and the4th edition I got mine with is a fucking grind I wouldn't subject anyone to.
Videos could work too.
>tfw i want to learn but no dough for books...
Get off that white-men-created technology right now pls.
>You'll have to create you're own, if you want to play this game ehh.
computers, microprocessors, browsers
Would you buy "Manpages - Dead Tree Edition"? Lol.
(Yes, the question mark is _outside_ the quotation marks, because that's what logic dictates, logic which seems unknown to Murrikan citizens.)
you seem buttfrustrated, didn't you get past the first page?
found a good PDF of this via Google
this was like 8 dollars on eBay
got this one for 13 dollars, hopefully it's good
a coworker let me borrow this one, wouldn't mind owning it though
interested in the above titles
I have this one but it's in my backlog
I might try to collect them, then make a torrent.. my initial search was Not Good so I'll just have to keep a lookout for them
I will take an image of the floppy in the future, the USB drive is at work so what I uploaded is all I got for now (I'm new to this whole vintage software thing, thanks for bearing with me)
and pic is my contribution to the thread, even though it's only tangentially related..
here's the original link if you are scared if reep.
Both supreme choices and I will contribute with non-fiction but still a novel.
That must be ridiculously cheap then, why would a westerner buy that piece of shit? Also we already have global/international editions being sold in Europe, the paper still being thin as fuck but readable and it makes the book overall thinner, so that could be considered a plus.
If id Software was still relevant and about to release something even remotely groundbreaking again, it might have made sense. Otherwise, I'm afraid the subject matter of making games in the 1990s wouldn't be resonant enough with normies nowadays (unlike movies on Facebook or Apple).
>why would a westerner buy that piece of shit?
when you're buying textbooks for bullshit college prereq classes, it's great
they're cheap enough to throw away, in most cases, and cost less new than renting the book
Quick question. Should I get into engineering or should I keep self learning?
I'm already 22.
Its okay, but the book relies a lot on a library written by the author. I think that the student should be building their own library up as part of the course. When I took assembly we didn't have a real text, other than the intel programming guide. The teacher basically had us build a basic library for I/O, writing to the screen etc and then we had to use that library in other projects. I had already been doing x86 for years by this point though, so I cant speak to how good of a learning method that it.
Honestly, its really difficult to find a good assembly book. Where I work we use x86 more than most other languages, and I get this question a lot. Typically, I tell people to start with the nasm manual, the intel programmers guide and the internet. Hacking: The Art of Exploitation has a decent chapter or two on assembly as well, but its somewhat narrow. I do think that their explanation of the stack and other operating system facilities is very good though. I just kind of learned by using a debugger etc when I started patching out licensing routines etc.
Its kind of too bad there aren't better resources, but then again, I guess x86 isn't at the top of everybody's list of things to learn.
Is there a good book centered around serious web application development? I dont want something focusing on a specific language, since I probably already know all the most popular ones for web development.
Also I'll recommend this book, it's pretty good as a reference to general programming and available for free.
weak collection senpai
The link is pretty much a free bachelors degree in CompSci
no it isn't.
just because you cant afford to go to college doesn't mean college education isn't worth it