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List of freely available programming books (stackoverflow.com)
146 points by marcog1 on Dec 5, 2010 | hide | past | web | favorite | 8 comments

For Mac stuff, since Apple’s Obj-C guide doesn’t deal with Cocoa, what most people work with:

Cocoa Fundamentals Guide: http://developer.apple.com/library/mac/documentation/Cocoa/C...

Become an Xcoder: http://www.cocoalab.com/BecomeAnXcoder.pdf

Stanford’s iPhone dev class (iTunes video class): http://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewPodcas...

Cocoa Dev Central (Tutorials that predated Scott Stevenson’s book): http://cocoadevcentral.com/

Cocoa Dev: Wiki Site on Cocoa classes, protocols and other junk: http://cocoadev.com/

And, don’t forget everything else apple makes freely available: http://developer.apple.com/library/mac/navigation/

They seem to have omitted Erlang. Awesome, freely available book on the subject:


This is one of those posts that crops up every month or so. In this case, I think it's deserved. That truly is an incredible resource.

Here's another good Ruby book: 'Learn to Program', by Chris Pine: http://pine.fm/LearnToProgram/

There's a follow up being worked on to Foundations of Programming (a book that came up a few times in the list). Though it's listed there as language agnostic, its more targeted at C#/Java devs. Should be out in early Jan.

Is there a collection of Bentley's "Programming Pearls" available online?

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