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1) HTML: The Definitive Guide
by Chuck Musciano, Bill Kennedy, Mike Loukides (Editor) List Price: $32.95 Our Price: $26.36 Paperback - 608 pages 3rd edition (September 1998) O'Reilly & Associates
The title says it all. The standard reference work.
2) The Art of Computer Programming: Sorting and Searching
(Vol 3, 2nd Ed) by Donald Ervin Knuth Addison-Wesley Pub Co Hardcover - 780 pages, 2nd edition Our Price: $49.95
Knuth's books has long been recognized as the classic guide to finding the most appropriate search and sort methods for given sets of data structures, output requirements, and storage systems. Yet this book is far more than just a collection of algorithm recipes. The reader is led to understand the mathedmatical basis for the verifiability and performance of each algorithm and how each fits within its taxonomy.
3) Programming Perl 5
(2nd Edition) by Larry Wall, et al O'Reilly & Associates Paperback - 670 pages, 2nd edition List Price: $39.95 Our Price: $31.96
The second edition of the Camel Book is more than 600 pages long the good stuff from the first edition plus Perl 5 features such as nested data structures, modules, and objects. From "Howdy World" to making your own modules, this book has it all.
4) Computer Networks
by Andrew S. Tanenbaum Prentice Hall Hardcover - 848 pages, 3rd edition
Computer Networks excels in its elucidation of the seven-layer Open Systems Interconnect (OSI) network model, dedicating a section of the book to each layer. In the physical layer section, for example, you'll find in-depth discussion of cabling of various kinds and cellular radio and satellite connections. The section devoted to the network layer also covers Internet Protocol, including ATM networks, and congestion control.
5) UML Distilled: Applying the Standard Object Modeling Language
(Addison-Wesley Object Technology Series) by Martin Fowler, et al Addison-Wesley Pub Co Paperback - 179 pages Our Price: $29.95
Working programmers have little time for keeping up with the latest advances from the world of software engineering. This guide provides a quick, useful take on one of the field's most important recent developments: the emergence of the Unified Modeling Language (UML). UML Distilled offers a useful perspective on what UML is and what it's good for. The author, an experienced software engineer, gives his own opinions of which diagrams are most appropriate for specific tasks.
6) Information Architecture for the World Wide Web
by Louis Rosenfeld, Peter Morville O'Reilly & Associates Paperback , 1st edition List Price: $24.95 Our Price: $19.96
In chapter 6 of Information Architecture for the World Wide Web, the authors discuss the details of good search-engine design. In a bitingly humorous segment, they analyze a Web site's search-page results: "Let's say you're interested in knowing what the New Jersey sales tax is.... So you go to the State of New Jersey web site and search on sales tax. The 20 results are scored at either 84% or 82% relevant. Why does each document receive only one of two scores?
7) Secrets of Successful Web Sites: Project Management on the World Wide Web
by David S. Siegel Hayden Books Paperback - 304 pages List Price: $49.99 Our Price: $39.99
What does it feel like to create a major commercial Web site? And what do you have to do to make it succeed? David Siegel's new Secrets of Successful Web Sites gives us a close look at 15 high-profile projects and extracts the hard lessons that they can teach. Anyone embarking on a big development project, whether as a designer, producer, or client, will do well to consider them. Siegel's premise is that commercial Web design is an exciting and noble undertaking, but fraught with problems.
8) The C++ Programming Language
3rd edition by Bjarne Stroustrup Addison-Wesley Pub Co Paperback - 910 pages, Our Price: $44.95
In this brand-new third edition of The C++ Programming Language, author Bjarne Stroustrup, the creator of C++, presents the full specification for the C++ language and standard library, a spec that will soon become the joint ISO/ANSI C++ standard. Previous readers will find that the new edition has changed a great deal and grown considerably to encompass new language features, particularly run-time type identification, namespaces, and the standard library. At the same time, readers will recognize the strengths making this work a reliable standard.
9) The Internet Searcher's Handbook
Locating Information, People, and Software, by Rosenfeld and Morville
10) Designing Web Graphics 2
by Lynda Weinman New Riders Publishing Paperback , 2nd edition List Price: $55.00 Our Price: $44.00
Designing Web Graphics.2 uses examples from the author's favorite sites and offers helpful design, software, and HTML pointers. Written in a casual, conversational tone with a smart layout, the book offers accessible resources and direction for the designer and non-designer alike. Weinman's book covers everything the aspiring (or active) Web designer needs to know, from basic HTML to animation techniques in Macromedia Director and tutorials for the latest release of Adobe Photoshop.
11) The C Programming Language
by Brian W. Kernighan, Dennis M. Ritchie Prentice Hall Paperback - 272 pages, 2nd edition Our Price: $40.00
Unlike many of the 1,000 page doorstops stuffed with CD-ROMs that have become popular, this volume is concise and powerful (if somewhat dangerous) -- like C itself.
12) The Mythical Man-Month: Essays on Software Engineering
by Frederick P., Jr. Brooks, Frederick P. Brooks, Jr. Addison-Wesley Pub Co Paperback - 322 pages, Our Price: $24.95
The Mythical Man-Month is one of the classics in the field of software program management. Brooks draws on his experience as the head of operating systems development for IBM's famous 360 mainframe computer and distills his wisdom in an easily accessible form. The latest edition contains four new chapters, which outline Brooks' most recent experiences. This book should be read by anyone who manages and cares about software development.
by Danny Goodman IDG Books Worldwide Paperback, 3rd Bk And cdr edition List Price: $49.99 Our Price: $39.99
14) Beginning Object-Oriented Analysis and Design: With C++
by Jesse Liberty Wrox Press Inc. Paperback - 400 pages, 1 edition List Price: $34.95 Our Price: $27.96
Books on object-oriented design can occasionally get bogged down in theory, but certainly not Jesse Liberty's Beginning Object- Oriented Analysis and Design with C++. This readable text covers all you need to know about the software engineering process and object-oriented design and includes real-world examples. Liberty's tour of software engineering begins with analysis, where he uses examples from a video-store database.
15) Applied Cryptography: Protocols, Algorithms and Source Code in C
by Bruce Schneier John Wiley & Sons Paperback - 784 pages, 2nd edition List Price: $49.95 Our Price: $39.96
Bruce Schneier's Applied Cryptography: Protocols, Algorithms, and Source Code in C offers an authoritative introduction to the field of cryptography, suitable for both the specialist and the general reader. The book adopts an encyclopedic approach to cryptographic systems throughout history, from ciphers to public key cryptography. Schneier also outlines cryptographic protocols--the steps required for secure encryption -- with the precision of a chess master.
16) Rapid Development: Taming Wild Software Schedules
by Steve McConnell Microsoft Press Paperback - 647 pages List Price: $35.00 Our Price: $28.00
Written for team leaders, managers, and programmers alike, Rapid Development: Taming Wild Software Schedules is an excellent book on scheduling software development effectively and quickly. McConnell, an experienced software consultant for Microsoft and other companies, convincingly outlines potential hazards in the development process and possible steps for avoiding them. The chapter on classic mistakes will amuse many.
17) Computer Architecture: A Quantitative Approach
by David A. Patterson, et al Morgan Kaufman Publishers, Hardcover - 760 pages, 2nd edition Our Price: $82.95
An excellent successor to Hennessy and Patterson's Computer Organization and Design, this book presents computer architecture and design as something quantitative that can be studied in the context of real running systems rather than in an abstract format. The concepts are again grounded in real machine architectures and many of the examples are contemporary architectures, such as PowerPC chips and Intel 80x86.
18) Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs
by Harold Abelson, et al. MIT Press Hardcover, 2nd edition Our Price: $62.50
Abelson and Sussman's classic, Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs, teaches you how to program by employing the tools of abstraction and modularity. The authors' central philosophy is that programming is the task of breaking large problems into small ones. The book spends a great deal of time considering both this decomposition and the process of knitting the smaller pieces back together.