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Jason Menard
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Staring at the books lining a shelf in my cube, I was was wondering what books people keep at their desk for reference?
My List:
  • JBuilder 6 documentation
  • Oracle 8 Programming: A Primer (Addison Wesley)
  • Oracle 8i Application Programming with Java, PL/SQL and XML (Wrox)
  • Oracle PL/SQL Programming (O"Reilly)
  • Dynamic HTML The Definitive Reference (O'Reilly)
  • Javascript The Definitive Guide 3rd Ed. (O'Reilly)
  • UML Distilled (Addison Wesley)
  • Java Design Patterns (Addison Wesley)
  • Core Java 2 Fundamentals Volume I (PTR/PH)
  • Core Servlets and Java Server Pages (PH/PTR)
  • Professional Java Server Programming (Wrox)
  • Web Development with Java Server Pages (Manning)
  • JSP Tag Libraries (Manning)
  • Java Servlet Programming (O'Reilly)
  • Enterprise JavaBeans (O'Reilly)
  • Java and XML (O'Reilly)
  • Java I/O (O'Reilly)
  • Mastering Enterprise JavaBeans (Wiley)
  • Enterprise Java with UML (Wiley)


  • What about the rest of you?
    [ February 13, 2002: Message edited by: Jason Menard ]
 
Thomas Paul
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Just take a look at the Bunkhouse for the books I've reviewed.
 
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A copy of 8Days-a TV program magazine
Microsoft Office2000 Software Package
 
Dave Vick
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I've got:
ASP databases - not used a whole lot anymore
Beginning Active Server Pages 3.0 - not used and more now that I have ...
ASP 3.0 programmers reference - use this once a week or so
windows script host - I read most of it once
Microsoft visual basic 6.0 fundamentals - cam with the desk (but I admit I have looked through it)
JavaScript the definitive guide - use this one daily
The complete reference Visual Studio 6 - used once or twice.
Visual Basic 6 programmers guide - came with the desk
Javascript pocket reference
VisualInterdev 6 - not used anymore because I dont use interdev anymore
Adobe Photoshop 5.0 users guide - used very rarely
Adobe go Live - not used anymore
Adobe Illustrator - very rarely used
Adobe ImageStyler - not very often
MySQL reference book - used almost daily

wow I guess I can clean up a lot of space here....
 
Jessica Sant
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I've got:
  • core Java2 - Fundamentals
  • core Java2 - Advanced Features
  • core Servlets and JavaServerPages
  • Java Internationalization
  • Java and XML
  • JAVA Message Service

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    Jim Bertorelli
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    Internet Connection
     
    Johnson Chong
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    The bootk?
    I have
    Introduction To Buddhism by Geshe Kelsang Gyatso
    Street Directory
    Dictionary
    Radio
    PC Learning Lab Teaches Excel 5.0 for Windows
    ASP for Programmers-O'Reily
    Advanced Javascript-IDG
    Macromedia Flash 5-IDG
    Java Examples In a Nutshell-Crocodile
    Java Programming for Dummies
    What Do I Say When... a guidebook for getting your way with people on the job-Muriel Solomon
    Teach Yourself Photoshop 5 and 5.5-IDG Books
    Multimedia On The Web-Stephen McGloughlin
    -JAC
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    Valentin Crettaz
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  • Java Servlet Programming (O'Reilly)
  • Java Server Pages (O'Reilly)
  • Java Threads (O'Reilly)
  • Java RMI (O'Reilly)
  • Java Internationalization (O'Reilly)
  • Java I/O (O'Reilly)
  • Developing Java Beans (O'Reilly)
  • Enterprise Java Beans (O'Reilly)
  • Java Cookbook (O'Reilly)
  • Java Enterprise CD Bookshelf (O'Reilly)
  • Learning Wireless Java (O'Reilly)
  • Java Network Programming (O'Reilly)
  • Java Distributed Computing (O'Reilly)
  • Java & XML (O'Reilly)
  • Mastering Java 2 (Sybex)
  • Complete Java 2 Certification Study Guide (Sybex)
  • Mike Meyer's Passport Java 2 (McGraw & Hill)
  • Beginning JSP Web Development (Wrox)
  • JSP, Servlets and MySQL (M&Books)
  • Applied Cryptography (Wiley)
  • JavaScript for the World Wide Web (Peachpit)
  • Design Patterns (Addisson-Wesley)
  • The Java Language Specification (Addisson-Wesley)
  • The Java Virtual Machine Specification (Addisson-Wesley)
  • XML Step-by-Step (Micro$oft Press)
  • Teach Yourself C in 21 days (SAMS)
  • Firewalls and Internet Security (Addisson-Wesley)
  • Radar Principles for the Non-Specialist
  • The LaTeX Companion (Addisson-Wesley)
  • Linux Network Administrator Guide (O'Reilly)
  • Palm Programming Developer's Guide (O'Reilly)
  • The Perl CD Bookshelf (6 books) (O'Reilly)
  • The Networking CD Bookshelf (6 books) (O'Reilly)
  • The UNIX CD Bookshelf (6 books) (O'Reilly)
  • Web Reference Library (5 books) (O'Reilly)
  • The Java Reference Library (5 books) (O'Reilly)
  • Using Samba (O'Reilly)


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    Jim Yingst
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    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.
     
    Greg Brouelette
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  • Design Patterns
  • Core Servlets & Java Server Pages
  • Enterprise Java Beans (O'Reilly)
  • JavaScript Bible
  • Java Servlet Programming (O'Reilly)
  • Java & XML (O'Reilly)
  • XSLT Programmers Reference (Wrox)
  • Thinking In Java
  • vi pocket reference (O'Reilly)
  • XML Pocket Reference (O'Reilly)
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    Jason Menard
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    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 ]
     
    Peter Lyons
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    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?
     
    Nathan Pruett
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    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.

    -Nate
     
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