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Sort-of-Free Books - wyrmmage - Jun 5, 2009 05:03 PM
I'm moving down to Arizona here in a few days, and I have some programming books that I've collected over the last couple of years that I'm not planning on taking with me.
Most of these books are ones that the public library in my town has sold and I've collected with the intent of reading, but never gotten around to, so I have no idea how good the books are. If you'd like a book, I just need enough money to cover shipping I live in Boise, ID, 83702
Here's the list of books:
If no one wants the books, I'm probably just going to end up donating them back to the library; hopefully they can help someone, though
Sort-of-Free Books - Najdorf - Jun 5, 2009 07:01 PM
Heh nice stuff
I only have 1 book on programming that a friend bought and lent to me, "Learning Cocoa with Objective C", didn't get much from it.
It's hard for me to learn from scratch from a book. They often tend to be a bit too well thought out, so the basics are only explained once, while to "get" them you need quite a few exposures.
To learn new stuff I often use the " google tutorial" technique, reading quite a few different tutorials on the same thing really helps to see what's really going on.
A book IMO is more useful when you got the working basics down, and want to improve.
Sort-of-Free Books - wyrmmage - Jun 6, 2009 12:23 PM
Guess it just depends on your style. I started out C++ by reading a book on it, then downloading an editor and trying to apply what I had read
Of course, I go through and read all of the docs on characters and classes before staring a new MMO, too....