BOOKS/E-BOOKS - Computer and Internet Books
A distinguishing mark of professionals is that they keep up-to-date with the newest ideas, techniques and developments in their field. One way to do this is to read everything you can get your hands on.
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Some Computer Book Suggestions
If you are interested in Linux you will find an additional list of suggestions in the Linux Books page.
A very good selection of programming books (on C++, Java, PHP etc) can be found by entering the keyword Deitel in the Amazon search box. If you are interested in Cobol, search for murach.
If you ant to study for the IBM DB2 certification exams, you will find a good list of books at the DB2 Certification books page.
An Introduction to Web Application Development with IBM Websphere Studio It has been written by Gary Craig and Peter Jakab Mauny and provides all the information needed to learn Websphere Studio and pass the IBM Certified Associate Developer exam. The book includes also a CD-ROM with IBM Wesphere software. The book is published by
Java for S/390 and AS/400 COBOL Programmers
by Phil Coulthard and George Farr. The Java syntax and JDK functionality is explained through comparaison with COBOL. The book introduces applets, Java Native Interface (JNI), Remote Method Invocation (RMI), Java Beans, Enterprise Java Beans (EJB), servlets, JSP, XML etc. It includes also an introduction to Visual Age for Java which is included in a CD-ROM. The book is published by IBM
The Data Warehouse Toolkit It has been written by Ralph Kimball, who has designed data warehouses for many years (in addition to teaching and consulting). The book compares and contrasts the techniques used for developping on-line transaction processing (OLTP) with those required for data warehouses and demonstrates that they are often quite
different. The book is published by John Wiley & Sons, Inc and includes a useful CD.
A complete guide to DB2 Universal Database
One very good book written by Don Chamberlin (one of the co-inventors of
the original SQL database language). The book supplies detailed and updated
information without assuming prior knowledge of DB2 and SQL. You will find
dozens of practical tips to save you hours of work in developing database
applications. Morgan Kaufmann
e-RPG One very good book on the development of Web applications on the AS400 with RPG programming language is "e-RPG" by Bradley V.Stone - MC Press.
JAVA Programming - Advanced Topics A very good book by Joe Wigglesworth and Paula Lumby (both of the IBM Toronto Lab) Thomson Learning.
The book includes a CD full of sotware
Enterprise JAVABEANS by Example This excellent book has been written by Henri Jubin, Jurgen Friedrichs and a team of specialists in IBM International Technical Support Organisation. It provides all the information insight and resources you need to begin building tomorrow's Enterprise Javabeans applications - today.