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Product: Book - Hardcover
Title: Computer Systems Organization and Architecture
Publisher: Addison Wesley
Authors: John D. Carpinelli
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
WOW!!!!


Read this book for a Computer Architecture class and let me just say, Wow!!! This is a great book, front to back. Although the book claims to not have a prerequisite, I would not recommend it. A little background in electronics and knowledge of a high level language would surely give you a good background to get the most out of this book.



Product: Book - Paperback
Title: The Pragmatic Programmer: From Journeyman to Master
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional
Authors: Andrew Hunt, David Thomas
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
A genuine craftmanship manual


In "The Pragmatic Programmer", the 3 authors condense many years of 'on-the-job' experience. The tone is pragmatic and does away with scholar or theoretical software engineering concepts like the waterfall approach in favor of what just works and gets things done well. This book talks about what is usually not talked about at school and presents a "way of programming" that has more to do with craftmanship than science. I am grateful to the authors and contributors of this book to share this knwoledge. This book will offer anyone starting or pursuing a career as a programmer good advice and possibility for improvement some way or another.



Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Embedded Systems Design: An Introduction to Processes, Tools and Techniques
Publisher: CMP Books
Authors: Arnold Berger, Arnold S. Berger
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
Ed Sutter


This book has a lot of good stuff! If you're entering thefield of embedded systems; whether it be as a programmer ora manager, this is worth your time. There's a little bit ofeverything here... what to consider when making a CPUselection, discussion on various debugging techniques, thefirmware vs software environmental differences, embedded system startup, details on JTAG vs BDM, etc...A very enjoyable read, and quite informative for thoseentering the field.



Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Version Control with Subversion
Publisher: O'Reilly
Authors: C. Michael Pilato, Ben Collins-Sussman, Brian W. Fitzpatrick
Rating: 4/5
Customer opinion - 4 stars out of 5
Concise and clear introduction to Subversion


The writing in this book is refreshingly clear. In particular, I'm impressed with how the early sections seem to have been molded by answering the question, "What will a new user want to do?" For example, the text immediately shows you how to create a repository and then demonstrates the commands to begin adding and committing files.