wow I guess I can clean up a lot of space here....
-Surfing the JavaRanch in a sunny garden with a cold drink and laptop can't be beat. by Frank Carver(sheriff)
Not much at work: Unix in a Nutshell XML in a Nutshell SQL in a Nutshell Windows NT in a Nutshell Webmaster in a Nutshell XML Specification Guide Design Patterns Oracle Essentials Most all the Java references I need are online. At home there's lots of other stuff.
Well just from this random sampling you can get a snapshot of how Java is mostly being used. Not a one of us have a Swing book on our desk for example. It also appears as if O'Reilly clearly wins out over Wrox as the preferred publisher of all that is useful. Looks like Dave Vick is trying a Java programmer trapped in a Microsoft shop. My condolences... maybe you can show them religion. I think if I were Johnson Chong's boss I would be worried. I can't tell by looking at his list exactly what he does..... my best guess would be that he is conducting espionage for a foreign government. A few books to give just enough information to maybe pass off as a programmer (giving him a cover), a street directory to locate the dead drops, a book on how to manipulate people ("a guidebook for getting your way with people"), a radio to communicate with his control, a dictionary possibly for use to help him encrypt and decrypt messages, and a book on Buddhism to hopefully put him in the correct frame of mind to resist interrogation if he is caught. [ February 14, 2002: Message edited by: Jason Menard ]
By far my favorite and most-used desk reference is Teach Yourself SQL in 10 Minutes. I love thin books, and it tells me just about all I need to know for most situations I encounter. I only wish Sam's would publish something like it, only tailored specifically for Oracle. They've done it for SQL Server... why not Oracle?
Oh well... I guess I have to bolster up the swing contingent...
Graphic Java Vol. II - Swing by David M.Geary JFC Unleashed by Michael Foley and Mark McCulley Pure JFC 2D Graphics and Imaging by Satyaraj Pantham Graphics Programming with the JFC by David Wall and Arthur Griffith KickAss Java Programming by Tonny Espeset Introduction to Java Programming by Y. Daniel Liang Java Distributed Objects by McCarty, etc. Developing Java Servlets by James Goodwill Using Enterprise Java by Jeff Schneider and Rajeev Arora JavaBeans Unleashed by Don Doughtry, et. al. Complete Java 2 Certification by RHE Desingn Patterns by GOF AntiPatterns by Brown, Malveau, et. al. Operating Systems Concepts by Sibershatz and Galvin Perl 5 Quick Reference by M�che�l � Foghl�
Ummm... and in my bag under the desk I have
Action Arcade Adventure Set by Diana Gruber
It's in C, but is a pretty good guide to making side-scroller 'Commander Keen' type of arcade games, so I'm looking at translating it into Java. In my... umm... free time.
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