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    Post your most interesting computer book!

    I got this book today, it's really interesting and helpful:

    Malicious Mobile Code: Virus Protection For Windows

    ISBN 1-56592-682-X



    Post your most interesting/favourite computer book.

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    Are you wanting us to tell you what OUR favorite compueter book is or what?

    In case you are: IBM PC and Assembler programming. It's an OLD one.

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    This is probably my favorite technical book.

    The Spirit of C : An Introduction to Modern Programming
    by Henry Mullish, Herbert L. Cooper

    Paperback (January 1987)
    Thomson Learning; ISBN: 0314285008

    **Great Book**

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    c++ for dummies.

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    i started readin the ANSI-ISO Manual for professional programmers today.

    wouldnt quite rate it as exciting but its good and teaches you 'professional' programmin practice
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    Assembly Language Primer

    Its old (1985)...but is awesome....
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    First computer book I ever bought, Sams Teach Yourself Visual Basic 6 in 24 Hours... You really do have to teach youself, without the help of that crappy book. It's interesting because somehow people other than me buy it. After wasting my $ on that book I started to read a little of each book before I buy it.

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    MMURTL V1.0 aka Developing Your Own 32-Bit OS

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    > 'professional' programmin practice

    I think this is a bit misleading... There's no such thing as "professional programming practice". Everyone's got their own standards for everything (and I do mean everything - one time, I had to do a program for a guy that wanted every single variable declared globally), even within companies. Anyone who says they'll teach you "professional" style is either just wrong or flat-out lying.

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    I think there sure is a difference in the way hobbyists and students program and the way proffessionals create software. But this is not necessary programming, just more the methods used for designing and creating software.

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    Well, right when I program something at home or school, I assume that nobody else is going to be debugging it or altering it, so it doesn't matter if the variable names aren't extremely descriptive (for a great look at this in action, see anything made by doubleanti) or commented. When you program for a company, you better make damn sure the names are spot on and you can figure out what was going on when you wrote it 6 months ago.

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    >When you program for a company, you better make damn sure
    >the names are spot on and you can figure out what was going
    >on when you wrote it 6 months ago.

    That was what I meant with the difference between a proffessional programmer and a student or hobbyist. A proffessional programmer usually is required to create and maintain a set of documents while creating software.

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