I read, or at least own, quite a lot of geek books, some of which are really good, so I thought I’d keep a page updated with what’s present on the shelf.
Learning Perl – First programming book I bought, when I was 14 I think but I never actually learnt Perl until I was 18. Great introduction to the language and quite entertaining.
Intermediate Perl – Builds on Learning Perl and adds lots of information about references and objects and other important topics.
Perl Best Practices – Suggests best practices for programming in Perl relating to various topics. I’ve only dipped into this so far.
The Definitive Guide to Catalyst: Writing Extendable, Scalable and Maintainable Perl-Based Web Applications – My third year project at university is built using Catalyst and it is a great introduction to using it as a web framework and also touches on some “modern Perl” issues.
CSS Mastery: Advanced Web Standards Solutions – I’m totally awful at web design but with this book I manage to get by – praise indeed!
Agile Web Development with Rails (Pragmatic Programmers) – I didn’t really get a chance to work through this book before Rails was heavily updated and the book was out of date. However, there is an updated version.
PHP and MySQL Web Development – I never really learnt PHP but, let’s be honest, when you know a few other languages it’s easy to pick up.
The Definitive Guide to Catalyst (see above)
Hacking Exposed – Pretty much the network hacking bible.
Hacking Exposed Web Applications – Covers lots of issues related to web application security
Cross Site Scripting Attacks: Cross Site Scripting Exploits and Defense – It’s authored by RSnake, amongst others, enough said.
Fuzzing: Brute Force Vulnerability Discovery – I’m partly using this for my dissertation so it’s pretty useful.
Objects First With Java
Java In A Nutshell
Operating System Concepts
Discrete Mathematics and it’s Applications
Introduction to Algorithms
Introduction to the Theory of Computation
Objects First With Java (see above)
The C Programming Language
The Mythical Man Month
Domain Driven Design
Dancing with Bears
eXtreme Programming Explained
The Pragmatic Programmer
Hackers and Painters
Web Startup Success Guide
Web Analytics: An Hour a Day