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Ruby Sparks

  1. Ruby Under a Microscope: An Illustrated Guide to Ruby Internals by Pat Shaughnessy
  2. Practical Object-Oriented Design in Ruby: An Agile Primer (Addison-Wesley Professional Ruby Series) by Sandi Metz 
  3. Eloquent Ruby (Addison-Wesley Professional Ruby Series) by Russ Olsen 


  1. Bash Cookbook: Solutions and Examples for Bash Users (Cookbooks (O’Reilly)) by Carl Albing
  2. RESTful Web APIs by Leonard Richardson 
  3. RESTful Web Services Cookbook: Solutions for Improving Scalability and Simplicity by Subbu Allamaraju
  4. RESTful Java with JAX-RS 2.0
  5. High Performance Browser Networking: What every web developer should know about networking and web performance by Ilya Grigorik

    Ilya is able to present these complex topics in ways that are easy to understand, and build on those explanations to reveal performance optimizations that make a difference but many websites don’t know about. The thing I appreciate the most is how Ilya translates these detailed technical specifications into applicable best practices for building websites. This isn’t an academic exercise. Ilya provides the code samples, configuration instructions, and tools you’ll need to optimize your website’s network performance.

    Steve Souders
    Google Head Performance Engineer
  6. Land of Lisp: Learn to Program in Lisp, One Game at a Time! by Conrad Barski
  7. http://rubyrogues.com/043-rr-book-club-land-of-list-with-conrad-barski/
  8. Understanding and Using C Pointers by Reese M. Richard
    Also, the book is not well organized. Throughout the book there are “forward references” saying that the topic being mentioned will be discussed elsewhere later. This leads to a lot of back-and-forth flipping of pages. For example, pointer arithmetic is explained in Chapter 1, but is used only in Chapter 4; a particular data structure is minimally introduced on page 133, then actually used sixty pages later. The way information is presented and explained could have been more systematic.
  9. The Standard C Libraryby P.J. Plauger 
  10. C Elements of Style: The Programmer’s Style Manual for Elegant C and C++ Programs by Steve Oualline 
  11. 21st Century C: C Tips from the New School by Ben Klemens

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