Combining the power and inscrutability of perl with the UI tools of Tk…what’s not to like…
Another view of GIS that I bought to get an idea of how to adapt GIS concepts to a gaming support tool.
An early book on SQL bought when I was working to put together a small DICOM image archive (PACS) to support Howtek’s xray film scanner. Now a bit dated but not bad for limited quick reference.
A broader overview of the world of databases. Also bought back in Howtek days to get up to speed on things database.
There is now an eighth edition.
A higher level view of telecoms protocols and implementation than the formal Sonet/SDH book.
There is a second edition.
From the days when I was using Joomla rather than WordPress as the CMS on my web hosting. My impression these days is that both drupal and wordpress are better choices in most cases.
Another Joomla book…
The C++ 98 version of the Josuttis book. Now replaced by the C++ 11 version. The best STL book I know of.
I still haven’t had a use for fuzzy logic. I bought this when I was working for Howtek and read it through. Interesting, but not currently useful. Perhaps the right problem will come along some day.
At various times, CORBA has been brought up as a possible interprocess communication infrastructure for projects. I bought this book to obtain a better understanding of the capabilities and limitation of the technology. So far I haven’t seen a system design that would lead me to look seriously at CORBA as appropriate. It appears to be large, heavy and complex in ways that most things I’ve wound up working on don’t really need.
The perl book. I’ve found perl to be a great way to write quick and dirty text manipulation tools. I’d tend towards compiled languages with more strict typing and better object oriented support for large projects.
College linear algebra text. Given how often linear algebra comes up in 3D manipulations and in imaging, keeping this on the shelf has been helpful.
A few years ago I was looking at playing with some GIS like code to build terrain for games I was running. This and the web GIS volume were bought to get an idea of what full fledged GIS systems looked like.
There is a fifth edition of this available.