What is your favourite/first Programming Book?

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  1. DRILL SGT

    DRILL SGT Member

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    I was just cleaning books and other such random material objects off my desk and found my favourite coding book(s) and I was just thinking if anyone here had a book that they prefered/looked after better :D.
    Well mine are
    Danny Goodman's Javascript Bible
    C++ By Example (Donovan)
     
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    Ritchie and Kernighan C

    EDIT: and Oh, Pascal.
     
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    'Delphi in a nutshell' and 'Delphi Developers Handbook'.... the latter also makes a great paperweight (so damn thick :))
     
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    c: how to program by deitel & deitel, also known to first year students as the 'fat red confusing book'
     
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    Hardcore Visual Basic Volume 2

    Only programming book I ever read, let alone bought. Absolutely great read.
     
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    Yourdon Methodolgy

    My first book was The Yourdon Methodology for COBOL Programming published 1977 authored by Ed Yourdon. I used this for COBOL on a Honeywell Level 6 minicomputer in 1979. My favourite was a book called My First Book of C written for colleges in the US in the early 80's. Found this much better than the Kernighan and Ritchie "The Fundamentals of C".

    Shaun
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    Ditto - "The C Programming Language" second edition by Brian Kernighan and Dennis Ritchie is a fantastic book.
     
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    Ive got the Deital and Deitel web programming book and it is a really good book.

    Covers pretty much every single thing when it comes to web programming/multimedia. Pretty in depth considering it covers everything. A very good book for anyone considering a career in web based programming.
     
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    DRILL SGT

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    Cool, would anyone recommend "C++ unleashed", I have also got a PDF of "Thinking in C++" and I like the format of it. God damn COBOL, I found out my maths teacher knows that and I am like what the hell. And hell yeah I got "Mastering Local Area Networks" that is a damn fine bookweight, book protecter, drink holder, good read and it only costed 20 bucks. :D
     
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    Same, excellent book, heaps expensive, and really short, as a programming book should be. But someone stole mine a few years ago :((

    Edit: thought I would add a couple more. I have tons of books, these just stand out in quality. For Java I liked Oreilly's Java in a Nutshell, and for JavaScript I like SAM's Pure JavaScript.
     
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    haha yeah this is still my favourite C reference!! :D
     
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    The OpenGL superbible. Expensive, but it's hard to find better for openGl programming.
     

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