"Because there's nothing more valuable than a used computer book."
I took the measuring tape for a spin and it turns out that I have 27 linear feet of computer books weighing down various bookcases around the house. Every year, I try to eliminate at least a foot or two from my collection -- chiefly to make space for the new arrivals.
In years past, I've not-so-secretly stashed these discards in random cases throughout the College. This season, I'm offering the following titles to anyone that wants them. I will deliver within town, and, if you ask nicely, may even ship them to your not-so-far-away address. Otherwise, they'll go straight into the bin the next time I'm down at Raven.
Ah, Java: duly-celebrated successor to COBOL. So much promise to those of us mired in the Visual Basiocrity of the early 90s.
- Java Servlet Programming 2ed
- JavaServer Pages
- Thinking in Java
- Java Threads
- Java Tools for eXtreme Programming
- Mastering AspectJ: Aspect-Oriented Programming in Java
- Data Abstraction and Problem Solving with Java: Walls and Mirrors
Ruby on Rails
There are bandwagons, and then there is Ruby on Rails. But I'm now aboard the latest wagon.
When was I ever that interested in SSL?
- SSL and TLS: Designing and Building Secure Systems
- SSL and TLS Essentials: Securing the Web
- Intrusion Detection with Snort
- Real 802.11 Security: Wi-Fi Protected Access and 802.11i
- Web Security, Privacy & Commerce
- Hacking Exposed: Web Applications
- Web Hacking: Attacks and Defense
- Advanced PHP Programming
- The Definitive Guide to Django: Web Development Done Right (I'm reading the 2nd edition now)
Miscellaneous Computer Stuff
- Windows XP Hacks
- The Rational Unified Process: An Introduction 2ed (Oh Gawd.)
- Exim: The Mail Transfer Agent
Not a computer enthusiast? Most will also serve as wonderful, though potentially blue flame inducing, fire starter.