Good Reading

Posted by: Gremelin

Good Reading - 12/07/04 05:15 AM

This thread is dedicated towards various books (eBooks, physical books, texts, articles, etc) that are "good reading" for one thing or another (site relative people).

Feel free to make a post on this thread of any good reading that you've found. This is a serious post, i don't want to see links to penthouse.

Also, be sure to include a link to the book (if the book is available on Amazon I'd appreciate links to amazon, same for Barnes and Noble).

Also, novels are OK, please be sure to indicate that your book is a novel in your post.

Digital Imagery:
  1. Adobe Photoshop CS Classroom in a Book
  2. Adobe Illustrator CS Classroom in a Book
  3. Adobe Indesign CS Classroom in a Book


Critical Thinking:
  1. How to Win Every Argument: An Introduction to Critical Thinking
  2. Advanced critical thinking, (Mathematical reasoning series)
  3. Consider the Issues: Advanced Thinking and Critical Thinking Skills
  4. Thinking for Yourself: Developing Critical Thinking Skills Through Reading and Writing (Freshman Engl/Advanced Writing)
  5. Critical Thinking
  6. Critical Thinking: Tools for Taking Charge of Your Professional and Personal Life
  7. Asking the Right Questions: A Guide to Critical Thinking, Seventh Edition


Certifications:

Networking:
  1. Hacking Exposed: Network Security Secrets & Solutions, Fourth Edition (Hacking Exposed)
  2. Wi-Foo : The Secrets of Wireless Hacking
  3. Network Security Hacks
  4. Ethereal Packet Sniffing
  5. WarDriving: Drive, Detect, Defend, A Guide to Wireless Security
  6. Maximum Wireless Security
  7. Network Security: The Complete Reference


Programming: C++:
  1. The C++ Programming Language (3rd Edition)
  2. C++ Primer (3rd Edition)
  3. Effective C++ (2nd Edition)
  4. More Effective C++.
  5. Generic Programming and the STL.
  6. The C++ Standard Library : A Tutorial and Reference.
  7. C++ FAQs, 2nd edition
  8. Design Patterns
  9. Advanced CORBA Programming with C++


Programming: Web:
  1. Apache Cookbook
  2. Web Applications (Hacking Exposed)


OS: Microsoft:
  1. Hacking Windows XP (ExtremeTech)


OS: Linux:
  1. The Shellcoder\'s Handbook : Discovering and Exploiting Security Holes
  2. Building Secure Servers with Linux


OS: Macintosh:

Hardware:

Security:
  1. Snort 2.1 Intrusion Detection, Second Edition
  2. Maximum Security, Fourth Edition


Hacking:
  1. Hacking: The Art of Exploitation
  2. Anti-Hacker Tool Kit
  3. Honeypots: Tracking Hackers
  4. Hacker\'s Challenge 2: Test Your Network Security & Forensic Skills
  5. The Hacker\'s Handbook: The Strategy Behind Breaking into and Defending Networks


Gaming:
  1. Hacking the Xbox: An Introduction to Reverse Engineering
  2. Hardware Hacking: Have Fun While Voiding Your Warranty


Science:
  1. Physical Chemistry: A Molecular Approach


Other:
  1. Steal This Computer Book 3 (Pay special attention to Page 53 for a nice link to UGN Security)
  2. The Art of Deception : Controlling the Human Element of Security
  3. Exploiting Software : How to Break Code


Off Topic:

Novels: SCI-FI & Fantasy:
  1. The Heritage of Shannara
  2. The Sword of Shannara Trilogy
  3. Voyage of the Jerle Shannara 3 c box set MM
  4. The Belgariad, Vol. 2: Castle of Wizardry, Enchanters\' End Game


Novels: Fiction:
  1. Angels & demons by dan brown
  2. Deception Point by dan brown
  3. The da vinci code by dan brown
Posted by: Gremelin

Re: Good Reading - 12/07/04 05:30 AM

To Quote from " Steal This Computer Book 3 - Page 53":
Quote:
Underground News Offers hacker tools and news, and sells backpacks and messenger bags as well (http://www.undergroundnews.com).
Posted by: Gremelin

Re: Good Reading - 12/07/04 05:50 AM

Also, feel free to post requests and I'll hunt down books (for example: Phatal - "Critical Thinking")
Posted by: paradox

Re: Good Reading - 12/08/04 12:30 AM

Good books

sci-fi/fantasy:
The Heritage of Shannara
The Sword of Shannara Trilogy
Voyage of the Jerle Shannara 3 c box set MM
The Belgariad, Vol. 2: Castle of Wizardry, Enchanters\' End Game
will to cut it simple and save me copy&pasting ill say pretty much all david eddings are all good, some arent. but u will work it out, all terry brooks is all good

fiction:
Angels & demons by dan brown
Deception Point by dan brown
The da vinci code by dan brown
as technical books go here are 2 of my fav

Hacking the Xbox: An Introduction to Reverse Engineering
Hardware Hacking: Have Fun While Voiding Your Warranty

science:
Physical Chemistry: A Molecular Approach
Posted by: Gremelin

Re: Good Reading - 12/08/04 01:02 AM

Added.
Posted by: Spyrios

Re: Good Reading - 12/08/04 10:46 PM

Anything by this guy:
Robert Anton Wilson
Posted by: unreal

Re: Good Reading - 12/09/04 02:42 AM

I liked this the first time when it was called RRFN.
Posted by: TH3 93n3$t34l3r

Re: Good Reading - 12/14/04 02:28 PM

The Blue Knowwhere (i think how thats spelt)
It was an interesting book about a hacker
Posted by: Ice

Re: Good Reading - 12/17/04 05:38 AM

for linux, i really liked Linux(Hacking Exposed).
It was pretty intresting and theres some cool shit in there. Its not as good as the networking hacking exposed book, but this isnt bad either.
Posted by: sinetific

Re: Good Reading - 12/18/04 01:07 AM

Open Source:
The Cathedral and the Bazaar
Posted by: §intå×

Re: Good Reading - 12/18/04 04:42 PM

Quote:
Originally posted by unreal:
I liked this the first time when it was called RRFN.
lol
Posted by: Abnormality

Re: Good Reading - 12/19/04 01:12 AM

A classic The Cuckoo's Egg by Cliff Stoll gooood book =P
Posted by: pergesu

Re: Good Reading - 12/19/04 01:35 AM

oh yeah, I read the Cuckoo's Egg when I was like 12. It was really good
Posted by: Ice

Re: Good Reading - 01/16/05 09:21 PM

Digital Fortress by Dan Brown

Good Book
Posted by: Gremelin

Re: Good Reading - 01/18/05 06:54 AM

List updated, C++ section added.
Posted by: KillHour

Re: Good Reading - 04/23/05 07:21 AM

"The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" by Douglas Adams. The best Sci-fi novel I've ever read. It has four sequels, and they'll keep you busy for at least three months.

P.S.: I know that this is an old thread, but it's still listed as important, so I figured that it would be ok to post on it (besides I've used the term "groundbreaking" to describe this book a couple of times.)
Posted by: Gremelin

Re: Good Reading - 04/23/05 08:03 AM

this thread is exempt from the "let it die" rule so are a bunch of others (should actually state that in them); else the "groundbreaking" rule applies hehe
Posted by: Geek142

Re: Good Reading - 05/29/05 03:31 PM

Magic the gathering series,

They are a take off of the cards and the stories a brilliant. If you like that cards or like interesting stories i found these to be entertaining and page turning. The dan brown books aswell are excellent. And a bit of topic but the computer magazine PC extreme is good reading aswell.

Geek
Posted by: ErrOr404

Re: Good Reading - 06/18/05 05:10 PM

Networking:

Network security a practical guide
Posted by: Abnormality

Re: Good Reading - 06/29/05 11:31 PM

Odd Thomas by Dean Koontz is a good read. i tell no more.
Posted by: Gremelin

Re: Good Reading - 06/30/05 01:02 AM

I have some redhat books I've been meaning to add to the list; perhaps i'll remember sometime soon
Posted by: §intå×

Re: Good Reading - 06/30/05 02:46 AM

PHP and MySQL Web Development

by: Luke Welling and Lura Thompson
Posted by: Hallowed Be Thy Name

Re: Good Reading - 07/05/05 05:41 PM

Looking for reverse enginearing systems in rare/obscure/old programming languages, also I'm not smart enough to read the rules and now my post has been edited by Infinite I suppose I'll go read them now before I get banned.
Posted by: EndGame

Re: Good Reading - 07/06/05 10:21 AM

Quote:
Originally posted by TH3 93n3$t34l3r:
The Blue Knowwhere (i think how thats spelt)
It was an interesting book about a hacker
The Blue Nowhere - Jefferey Deaver (may remember him from The Bone Collector)
awesome book. all about a white hat hacker and cracker who... mmm, maybe il try this out in the review section.

Also, Dean Koontz wrote a Book called Fear Nothing. The sequel to this was Seize the Night. There was supposed to be a sequel to Seize the Night (these three books were known as the Christopher Snow Trilogy)
However, this was about 3 years ago.
Iv searched online in vain for word of the third unknown book. Dean Koontz has, of course, published many books since Seize the Night so i was just wondering if anyone on the boards knew or heard of him finishing the Christopher Snow Trilogy.
(the books fall under the science fiction genre)
Posted by: EndGame

Re: Good Reading - 07/15/05 11:19 AM

Ian Caldwell & Dustin Thomason's:
The Rule of Four
Posted by: EndGame

Re: Good Reading - 07/19/05 03:23 AM

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

to risk sounding like the head high-school cheerleader:
'Oh My God!'

brilliant read!
best potter book to date.
bought it on saturday, re-read it on sunday. (thus my absence from UGN for a bit)
sets the scene for the final novel brilliantly.
Posted by: Gremelin

Re: Good Reading - 07/19/05 03:32 AM

Quote:
Originally posted by EndGame:
Ian Caldwell & Dustin Thomason's:
The Rule of Four
Can you leave soem informtaion about this book?
Posted by: EndGame

Re: Good Reading - 07/19/05 04:06 AM

Quote:
Originally posted by EndGame:
wtf?
The catholic church does exactly what Browns's novel accuses them of doing!
I highly recommend Dan Brown's Angels and Demons ... and The Rule of Four
you can access that thread HERE .

Well The Rule of Four is kind of like the Da Vinci Code in many respects.
But where the Da Vinci Code focuses on the biblical realities between the church and the Holy Grail, The Rule of Four focuses more on the academic side of the relationship the church had with scholars and members of secret societies.
The Holy Grail in this book refers to actual academic works that was banned by the church.
Works by Michaelangelo, Donatello, Gerdi that to this day have actually never seen the light of day... (literally)
Posted by: pergesu

Re: Good Reading - 08/24/05 09:43 AM

Okay all of you who like compilers and shit need to read The Pragmatic Programmer. It's the best book out there. Doesn't teach you a particular language or any techniques for coding really, it's more a book that gets you to critically analyze how you develop software, and hopefully improve on it. Fantastic book.
Posted by: Artic Warrior

Re: Good Reading - 09/09/05 09:22 AM

Read 1984 by Orwell. In honesty I haven't read it but after Utopia by Tom More I will. I don't know what it is about yet, the little I read on it on amazon points towards a Matrix style manipulation of the history of man or something.
Posted by: CrackerMac

Re: Good Reading - 10/04/05 07:33 AM

"Accelerated C++" is an excellent book for the programming list. I know a guy creating a solutions page for the book if anyone is interested.
http://www.parkscomputing.com/acpp/default.aspx
He said he's been a little slow at updating it, but it's a great tool for anyone just getting into it like I was.