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Old 12-14-2012, 09:34 AM   #1
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Best book for “off-line” (train, bus) reading


Hi gurus, what is the best computer related (coding, math, linux, OS, algorithm, graphs, logic, etc.) book for "off-line" reading, I mean situation when you have not access to computer and you want to learn some theory that you can practice later. I think those kind of book should have some of those features:

Some kind of quizzes after each topic
Great visualization and explaination of problem
Logic exercises that you can practice (using pen)
Presenting problem in several point of views
Practical examples
Great theoretic background that you can leverage immediately after grabbing computer
 
Old 12-14-2012, 10:17 AM   #2
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Hi gurus, what is the best computer related (coding, math, linux, OS, algorithm, graphs, logic, etc.) book for "off-line" reading, I mean situation when you have not access to computer and you want to learn some theory that you can practice later. I think those kind of book should have some of those features:

Some kind of quizzes after each topic
Great visualization and explaination of problem
Logic exercises that you can practice (using pen)
Presenting problem in several point of views
Practical examples
Great theoretic background that you can leverage immediately after grabbing computer
Such a book is by definition best worked through at your computer. Some free ebooks that fit your criteria would be:

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Old 02-23-2013, 02:24 AM   #3
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Database Systems: Design, Implementation, and Management

you didn't tell us whether you are expert in linux or not in this case I suggest:
Linux Bible

also The Linux Command Line: A Complete Introduction

just tell us your level of expertise and will help you
 
Old 02-23-2013, 10:38 AM   #4
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The O'Reilly books have always been good, I have read ~ 30 of them and only seen one or two stale ones (they are always sure to squeeze in a little sarcasm). Be wary around a few of there books, some of them can get a little dated.
Link
 
Old 02-27-2013, 05:01 AM   #5
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I sometimes lay my hand on The Design Of UNIX OS off-line.
I have an old hard copy. Just my 1 cent.

Regards.
 
Old 02-28-2013, 09:12 PM   #6
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Without a computer; Learn to Program, by Chris Pine and Best of Ruby Quiz - O'Reilly Media plus lots of magazines like www.linuxuser.co.uk/.
Your title could have used more info but plus... Recommend learning software (e.g.) also videos like CBT Nuggets(VLC can speed video and or audio up or slow it down for more complex ideas).

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