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Linux Books: The Best and the Brightest - page 4

Putting It Down on Paper

  • August 19, 2002
  • By Dee-Ann LeBlanc

Some people automatically assume that if you use Linux in any way, you must be a programmer. As many of us know, this assumption is not entirely accurate, so I've decided to list the programming books separately. What you'll see here once again is a pretty eclectic collection, but it emphasizes what many Linux-based programmers keep on their bookshelves.

The Linux-specific books include Advanced Linux Programming (0735710430), Linux Programming Unleashed, 2nd Edition (0672320215), KYLIX: The Professional Developer's Guide and Reference (1893115895), Linux Application Development (0201308215), and Writing GNOME Applications (0201657910). Most of the other recommended books are quite useful throughout many Unix flavors, including The UNIX Programming Environment (013937681X), Unix Network Programming volumes 1 (013490012X) and 2 (0130810819), and Advanced Programming in the Unix Environment (0201563177).

More specific books include Perl for System Administration (1565926099), Open Source Development with CVS, 2nd Edition (B00006AVR4), the series Internetworking with TCP/IP: Client-Server Programming and Applications by Douglas E. Comer, TCP/IP Illustrated volumes 1 (0201633469) and 2 (0201563177), Effective TCP/IP Programming (0201615894), Essential C++ (0201485184), and Effective C++, 2nd Edition (0201924889).

Other highly recommended books for programmers who use or even don't use Linux include Numerical Recipes in C, 2nd Edition (0521431085) and its C++ cousin (0521750334), the series Game Programming Gems from Charles River Media, Writing Solid Code (1556155514), Code Complete (1556154844), and Applied Cryptography: Protocols, Algorithms, and Source Code in C, 2nd Edition (0471117099).

For those many programmers out there who need to improve their bug finding and killing ability, there's Testing Computer Software, 2nd Edition (0471358460).

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