So I come to you today, to share what's on my book-shelves, and curious to here what you have on yours?
- Oracle PL/SQL Tips and Techniques
- Learn SQL Server 2000 Administration
- The Guru's Guide to Transact-SQL
- The Guru's Guide to SQL Server Stored Procedures, XML and HTML
- SQL Server 2000 Programming
- Instant SQL Programming
- Visual DHTML for the world wide web
- XML in 10 Minutes
- SQL Server 7.0 in 10 Minutes
- SQL in 10 Minutes
- Stupid Web Tricks
- Community Building on the Web
- Designing Web Usability
- Homepage Usability
- Website Automation Toolkit
- XSLT for Dummies
It is still sort of amazing the value of the printed word, as a means of communication and education.
Each of these books is sort of a step on a giant ladder, as we progress thru our skill-sets and our gradual shifts of paradigms.
Even to this day, I like to read >Website Automation Toolkit, because it was written before content management systems or backoffices, really existed. So here was this Paul Helsinki, who had writted for the Web Techniques Magazine, had come up with a couple different concepts of using perl to create a content/site management system.
I still get some new ideas, or refresh my concepts when I read a good old book like this.
Of course, I really got my web start, using the Instant HTML Book by WROX, a well-used book of mine,as a HTML reference.
In a way it is very pleasant to look back and see where we were, as long as we do not get too proud or egotistical about it.
Have a good day everyone!