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Best books on computers and programming? I'll start

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Best books on computers and programming? I'll start
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I really enjoyed this
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SICP, CLRS, TAOCP holy trinity reporting in.
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The cover is so goofy but it's a legit book.

The first edition also has a dragon and a knight on it but I think this one looks funnier.
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>>47049321

This is exhaustive as fuck.

Holy shit.
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>>47049302
>Best books on computers and programming? I'll start
starts with a book that shouldn't be recommended to anyone after the year 2000
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>>47050203
wut
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>>47049770
is that good or bad?
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>2015
>books

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>>47050203
it's the best book on the best programming language. what are you talking about
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>>47050203
Troll posting after the year 0 shouldn't be recommended either, but there you go and just ignore all the good advice.
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>>47050239
He's right.
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>>47049302
Here's one that I've never seen posted here, but served me well going through computer engineering.
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>>47050553
everything's okay but then...
>For sale in India, Pakistan, Nepal, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Bhutan only
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>>47050619
50% chance that's just the poverty country edition.
Most things have a poverty country edition that's cheap, but has a blue cover.
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>>47050619
Random pic from google my man. It's available all over the world.
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>>47050553
Fuck computer organization. Took that class last semester, got my A, never again.

It's so easy to fuck something up, and we used god awful Quartus to design our processor.
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>>47049302

Is your post an example of what book you shouldn't buy? Because K&R is not a "best" book.
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>>47050686
Lose the trip because you're henceforth known as the ignorant one.

Pic related is a good book on HDL by the very same Vranesic. I think it comes in both VHDL and Verilog editions (since I'm in Europe I learned from the VHDL one).
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http://learnpythonthehardway.org/book/

It's free too
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>>47050731
>Zed A. Shaw
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>>47050656
>searches for common thing on google
>result is 3rd world version of that thing

Busted.
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>>47050785
Nice logic skills.

There being a third-world edition is already an indicator that it's common enough.
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>>47050783
>Jealous of his success
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>>47050813
povo version isn't seen anywhere in the top 200 results on my google image search with 'computer organisation'

What keyword did you use shitskin?
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>>47050813
>he doesn't realize that google adapts search results depending on user location

top cuck
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>>47050203
how to detect the python fag that only knows python but still considers himself a programmer
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>>47050851
>>47050872
My country has literally ~100 shitskins. How about yours anon?
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>>47050937
My country gives first world results from google
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This book was all I needed to learn C
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>>47050986
Your country is a slave for google? lmao
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>>47050937
>so poor not even the shitskins want to live there

KEK where is it? I bet it's some former soviet shithole.
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>>47051016
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>>47051026
or one of those 'argentina is white' kind of thing
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>>47051054
But Argentina is white. What the fuck are you on about?
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>>47051070
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>>47050726
>Lose the trip because you're henceforth known as the ignorant one.

I will never retract my position on K&R.
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>>47051070
Okay
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>>47051102
Fine. But you sure as hell lack any argument as to why it's a bad book.

>>47051087
>>47051120
Well memed, let me know when you get back into reality.
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>>47049302
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>>47051134
Hahah, you're as delusional as a sandnigger, nigga.
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>>47051134
Whatever you say shitskin
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>>47051189
>yfw those are American tourists
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>>47051134
>But you sure as hell lack any argument as to why it's a bad book.

The truth is self-evident.
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>>47051209
>Deep C Secrets
>Picture of a fish

haha I get it
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>>47051231
Yes, it's quite evident you're a shitty troll.
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>>47051238
>03/17/15(Tue)00:58:13 No.47051238
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>>47051279

I have never been more offended in my life.
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>>47051298
You probably will in the future if you carry on like this ;)
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>>47051390
What do you expect? All the people who actually know shit left this shithole
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>>47051390

ironically the Kochan book is better than all of these
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>>47049302
Undoubtedly, the Art of Programming by Donald Knuth.
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>>47050479
>it's the best book on the best programming language. what are you talking about
Yeah and you're just a delusional fanboy. As book it's far from being good. It might teach you C but it's rubbish and insecure C.
And as for C being the best language you're just retarded or you just don't know anything else.
C is just used when there's simply no other options. As a language it doesn't even offer you any abstraction of complex feature that any modern language has. Hell, even languages with the same age of C have more features
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>>47049321
this is much better than Learning Python by the same author.

Learning Perl is a goodie.
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>>47052050
>And as for C being the best language you're just retarded or you just don't know anything else.
Get out.
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>>47049302
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>All these retards posting their cs 101 textbooks
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I really enjoyed this book, it's great if you already know programming and want to understand the idiosyncrasies of JavaScript.

You can learn all the same things if you watch Crockford's lectures on JavaScript, but I like having this book for referencing.
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>>47052409
Go on. We await your enlightened man reading list.
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>>47052342
Got a torrent for that, nigger?
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Current readings
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>>47051193
>whole book to explain that the address on the envelope is different from the contents of the letter

i should write a book called "Understanding the Stack and Heap"
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>>47053430
>i should write a book called "Understanding the Stack and Heap"
I'll do the one on the assignment operator. It'll be ~700 pages.
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you dont need book
just google everything
need linked list? google
how to use printf? google
copy and paste is your friend
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A great adventure
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>>47053474
and it's sister title "Declaration vs Assignment, now with bonus content about types!"
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>>47053562
>Declaration vs Assignment
That could even be an infomercial style fight movie to get the point in as colorful as possible.

It's sometimes good to be reminded that you can make a shitload of money off of retards.
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>>47049321
>>47050553
>>47051011
>>47051159
>>47051193
>>47051209
>>47051258
>>47051272
>>47051299
>>47052342
>>47052416
wtf is with computer textbook covers? They are always random garbage. I have one at uni with dinosaurs on it, and another with pieces of cake.

>>47049430
>>47050726
>>47052497
>>47053540
these are good computer textbook covers
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here comes the most awful programming book on C
dont-learn-c-the-wrong-way
http://hentenaar.com/dont-learn-c-the-wrong-way

he wrote an ok python book, but he clearly knows nothing about C
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>>47053631
>wtf is with computer textbook covers? They are always random garbage.
those are the O'Reilly books they
more on this:
http://archive.oreilly.com/pub/a/oreilly/news/lejeune_0400.html
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>>47053719
>designed by woman

Ok, that makes sense, thanks
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>>47049302
Why would someone even learn C when it's basically just C++ without strings and printf() instead of cout<< ?
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heheheh
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>>47053813
I am a C++ programmer and could probably easily write a program in C after informing myself about the old functions no one uses anymore. Like seriously, why would you even bother learning C when no company uses it anymore. Just learn C++, Python and Java and you'll fit right into any company, but C? That was used in like 1950, but nowadays it's the program language of the elitist faggots.
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>>47053860
>...but C? That was used in like 1950, but nowadays it's the program language of the elitist faggots.
;)
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>>47050917
kek, was going to post this
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>>47049302
This is a riveting book on text editors:

http://www.finseth.com/craft/

I've also recently started on this, which teaches an introduction to programming with assembler language:

https://savannah.nongnu.org/projects/pgubook/
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>>47053854
>>47053799
Because depending on what you're doing C may very well be your only option. OSes, system utilities, and embedded systems are all going to be in C, not C++.

C also requires a pretty different way of thinking from other languages, C++ included. Even C++ is like going into the Amazon with a handheld GPS, satellite phone, bottled water, lighter, tent, and anything else you could possibly need. C is like waking up naked in the Amazon with some stone axes laying next to you on top of a note wishing you luck and telling you that you absolutely have everything you need with those stone tools.
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>>47052416
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>>47054030
>OSes, system utilities, and embedded systems are all going to be in C, not C++.
If I ever get contacted by Microsoft or Apple for a job I'll start learning C, promise.
>Even C++ is like going into the Amazon with a handheld GPS, satellite phone, bottled water, lighter, tent, and anything else you could possibly need. C is like waking up naked in the Amazon with some stone axes laying next to you on top of a note wishing you luck and telling you that you absolutely have everything you need with those stone tools.
But isn't C++ just an advanced version of C? Meaning it has all the functions, libraries and classes for C but also brings its own optimized versions, like <iostream> instead of <iostream.h>. Surely, you could write alot of classes on your own in C, but why not use the optimized ones in C++? It's easier, faster and way more efficient.
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>>47049302
Get a PDP emulator and the Lions book
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>>47052498
>ZED SHAW"S WRONG WAY SERIES
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>>47055174
I don't see you writing a better book
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Any recommendations for a novice? Not necessarily looking for programming/coding. More interested in networking and hardware.
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Need to read the fuck out of pic related the next couple of days
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Structured Computer Organization (6th Edition).
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You guys know any good network books? I feel like web sockets are too easy to use. I don't really know what's going on under the hood or what are the best practices.
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>C Programming Language 2nd Edition
>240 pages

Other books take heed.
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"The Idea Factory" by Jon Gertner

tl;dr it's a book on the history of Bell Labs. Fascinating insight into how computers and the Internet was conceived, invented, and implemented.

Also this, if you're a CSfag and haven't read this by now just kill yourself:

http://cm.bell-labs.com/cm/ms/what/shannonday/shannon1948.pdf

>A Mathematical Theory of Communication
>By C. E. SHANNON

This is *the* paper that created modern computing.

pic unrelated
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>>47055949
computer networking: a top down approach

it's a really good book
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>>47056289

>yfw /g/ is so pleb most of them probably don't know who ce shannon is
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>>47049302
I had fun with this one

http://www.catb.org/~esr/writings/taoup/html/
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>>47056240
I too like the second edition.
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Sort of unrelated, but does anyone have the link to the archive of hundreds of programming PDFs? I seem to have lost the link.
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>>47056614
What about the first edition?

First born need love too.
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>>47056635
go to the wiki it's there
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>>47049302
Introduction to Computer Systems. I took the class this book was written for, was pretty cool
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>>47056671
I've been looking around the wiki and can't find it. I'm probably just blind...
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>>47056661
I never read it. :)
Judging by Dennis's (if it was him who wrote it) preface the first edition had become somewhat irrelevant.
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I really like Learn You A Haskell and Eloquent Javascript.
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>>47055949
TCP/IP Illustrated, 2nd Edition.
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