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Computer network books for web developers suggestions

 
sid smith
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Hi, I am looking for a computer networking book which has more of practical knowledge and not too much theoretical knowledge needed for software development. Ideally, this book would be focused on the concepts of networking that a web developer must know well.
I am NOT looking for books which teach hardware concepts like setting up routers and such . Please recommend something for me.

Thank you.
 
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I seem to remember Elliotte Rusty Harold's Java Network Programming was pretty good. I'm pleased to see that it was updated last year (too many tech books never get revisited as the field changes) It covers the HTTP protocol that is of primary interest to a web developer and also gets into concepts like network layers, mulithreaded servers and secure sockets which, while not essential to know as a web developer, are extremely helpful to understand.
The Javaranch Book Reviews on this book are favorable, but all refer to earlier versions.
 
sid smith
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Joe Ess wrote:I seem to remember Elliotte Rusty Harold's Java Network Programming was pretty good. I'm pleased to see that it was updated last year (too many tech books never get revisited as the field changes) It covers the HTTP protocol that is of primary interest to a web developer and also gets into concepts like network layers, mulithreaded servers and secure sockets which, while not essential to know as a web developer, are extremely helpful to understand.
The Javaranch Book Reviews on this book are favorable, but all refer to earlier versions.


Thanks Joe. Any non-java/non-language books ?
 
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You might want to look for books and sites that are geared toward helping study for Network+ certification. Check out this and this for starters.
 
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I got a lot out of volume 1 of Douglas Comer's TCP/IP series. That digs deep, though :-)
 
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