[Tutor] Book recommendations?

Andrew P grouch at gmail.com
Fri Sep 30 17:33:08 CEST 2005

Thanks for the recommendations, Kent.

Kent wrote:

> How could I forget the Gang of Four? This is the book that started the
> Design Patterns movement.
> Gamma, Helm, Johnson & Vlissides, Design Patterns
> http://www.aw-bc.com/catalog/academic/product/0,1144,0201633612,00.html

I probably shouldn't forget this either. OOP is largely a mystery to me, and
it's hard/impossible to read anything about it without a reference to that

Kent wrote:

By the way bookpool.com <http://bookpool.com> is my favorite place to buy
> technical books, their prices are often lower than Amazon.com<http://Amazon.com>and shipping is reasonable and fast.

Let me make my own quick recommendation for half.com <http://half.com>, and
alibris.com <http://alibris.com>. I like to look at those for any used
copies before ordering new. They are both listings from independent
booksellers around the country, with standardized shipping. I also have many
under-a-dollar books of the non-technical variety from both places on my

I end up buying technical books new about half the time, since newer ones
hold so much value used. I'm not ecstatic about ordering from Amazon on the
best of days, so the recommendation is appreciated.

Thanks again,

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