Bookshelf 6


The Design and Evolution of C++The Design and Evolution of C++

A very interesting read. It details the road from early C with objects designs to the first ANSI C++ design. Gives insight into how the language arrived where it is today and why some of the rough edges that are still present evolved.

The Annotated C++ Reference ManualThe Annotated C++ Reference Manual

The original (pre-ANSI) C++ reference manual from Bjarne Stroustrup. Not particularly useful today, but a neat historical document.

The Unified Modeling Language User GuideThe Unified Modeling Language User’s Guide

Book0481Code Complete

Parallel Algorithms and ArchitecturesIntroduction to Parallel Algorithms and Architectures

I picked this up out of curiosity at the MIT coop. Interesting material, but nothing I’ve needed for practical purposes to date. Now likely very out of date.

Book0499Herding Cats: A Primer for Programmers Who Lead Programmers

Book0495Managing Humans –

User Interface Design for ProgrammersUser Interface Design for Programmers

and here for a newer version.

Book0505Programming as if People Mattered

Book0507Software Project Survival Guide

Digital Image ProcessingDigital Image Processing, Second Edition

There appears to be a third edition here.

Developing WMI SolutionsDeveloping WMI Solutions

WMI is the only way to perform many system level activities programmatically on windows. The digital press books are better, but I bought this one first. All COM based interfaces with a query structured interface in general.

Inside COM+ Base ServicesInside COM+ Base Services

One of the three or four final COM books I keep around. This one got a lot of use over the years and is still a go-to volume for COM related information.

Programming Windows with C#Programming Microsoft Windows with C#

The Petzold book in C# for windows forms.

Generic Programming and the STLGeneric Programming and the STL

The Linear and Interface Circuits Data BookThe Linear Interface Circuits Data Book

Gigabit EthernetGigabit Ethernet

Yet another networking standard. Gig-E was a bit of a messy compromise where jumbo datagrams and long streams of information are needed to make the faster speeds useful. From ten meg to one hundred meg, the total length of a collision domain was reduced by a factor of ten. Doing that again would have reduced the span of the network to a uselessly small size. Instead the number of bits per minimum size packet was bumped up. This resulted in a network design where small packet data runs at effectively 100 meg rates with lots of wasted time for padding.

Also perhaps this.

Understanding Sonet/SDNUnderstanding SONET/SDH Standards & Applications

Long haul, isochronous data transport with fixed bandwidth slices and provisioned flows. Important information for high speed telecom networks with a huge amount of legacy baggage making it messy to deal with.

Geometric AlgebraGeometric Algebra for Computer Science

A very interesting approach to manipulating geometry. I bought this when we were designing the three plane graphic prescription facility for the MRI scanner at Oni. I have browsed through it, but never fully assimilated the tools it describes. Perhaps one day…

English SyntaxEnglish Syntax, Second Edition

I’ve long had a passing interest in linguistics and this is a pretty good formal analysis of english language syntax. Interesting to rummage through and potentially a useful reference.

Programming Windows 3Programming Windows, Version 3

Advanced C++Advanced C++

I was looking for books that provided a broader view of C++ idioms. I had high hopes for this volume but in the end found it to be disappointing. The Meyers books ultimately filled that void (and now there are more decent options for specialized topics of course).

Linear ApplicationsLinear Applications Handbook

Active Template LibraryActive Template Library – A Developer’s Guide

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