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what are you learning/reading these days?

 
Ram kovis
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Myself

Techinical - Want to learn Spring Framework. So reading Pro Spring book

Non-Technical - Never Eat Alone: And Other Secrets to Success, One Relationship at a Time Suggested by Mark H in making contacts thread.
 
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I'm currently reading The History Of Western Philosophy by Bertrand Russell, which is interesting (and surprisingly easy to read), although I'm not sure if it counts as studying as I'm reading it out of interest rather then with any particular aim in mind. I've also been learning Greek on and off for the last few years so I have quite a few (unfinished) text books for that which I'm "officially" in the middle of reading, but haven't actually looked at for a few months.

Oh, and of course I'm also studying the book which is pretty much compulsory for Javaranchers to read at some point - Sun Certified Programmer for Java!
 
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I am learning Hibernate.

Reading Five Point Someone by Chetan Bhagat.
 
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symbian c++ , because have to play with the hardware and get out of the j2me sandbox
 
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For work: CSS THe Missing Manual by David Sawyer McFarland

For fun: U2 by U2
Holidays on Ice by David Sedaris
 
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Dostoevsky�s: The Brothers Karamazov
 
yogesh sood
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Originally posted by yogesh sood:
Book --> Doctor in Love
Author: Richard Gordon

UML 2.0 Superstructure Specs

 
Anand Prabhu
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1) Hibernate in Action - Christain Bauer and Gavin King
2) PMP - Rita Mulachy
3) Tough Choices - Carly Fiorina

And those good old books for my MBA classes.
[ October 28, 2006: Message edited by: Anand Prabhu ]
 
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"The Pragmatic Programmer", [Hunt, Thomas].
"The Interpretation of Dreams", [Freud] (well I am trying to read this).
"Head Rush Ajax", [McLaughlin].
 
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In Cold Blood. Ok, I'm catching up a few decades late.
 
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Education of a Bodybuilder.

Arnold never gets boring. That and Lee Child's The Enemy.

Gotta give Java a break at some time.

-Cameron McKenzie
 
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Though I havent read many books this year. I try to read about 20 books a year. heres what my list looked like for 2005

1.The power of positive thinking
2.Awaken the giant within
3.The alchemist
4.The Da Vinci code
5.First things first
6. Students guide to Indian economics(I dont know why I read this)
7.Who are we?
8. Siddhartha
9. The Zahir
10.The manual of the warrior of light
11.Stop procrastinating
12.A short history of nearly everythng
13.Me talk pretty one day
14.The kite runner
15.Freakonomics
16.The tipping point
17.Tuesdays with Morrie
18.Curious incident of the dog in the night time
19.snow falling on cedars
20.The complete sherlock holmes (still reading this one)

In 2007 I plan to read:
1. The world is flat
2. Why do men have nipples?
3.The Fabric of the Cosmos space time and texture of reality
4.you shall know our velocity
5.tenenats of buddhism
6.two lives
7. Life of Pi
8.cosmic trigger
9.The Motorcycle Diaries
 
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Bunch of freaking nerds [I kid, I kid]



Under and Alone
Sport Riding Techniques
 
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Ashtavakra Geeta by Swami Chinmayananda
 
Ramender Mall
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GUITAR !!!


C. D. E . F. G. A. B.

- Ramy..
 
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Red5 Media Server along with flash
 
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"Hibernate in Action" By Christian Bauer and Gavin King
"Rifleman Dodd" By C.S. Forester - A requirement to read from our boss. Wierd. :roll:
 
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Well, I am planning to read Refactoring by Martin Fowler.
 
Srikanth Raghavan
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Books I finished reading or read partially since June 2005
1) Ivor Horton's Beginning, Java
2) Pragmatic Programmer by Andy Hunt and Dave Thomas
3) K&B Book
4) ANT: The Definitive Guide by Steve Holzner
5) Swing Hacks by Joshua Marinacci and Chris Adams
6) Winning by Jack Welch (only Careers section)


Currently Reading:
1) Head First Servlets and JSP
2) Code Complete 2 by Steve McConnell

Planning to read after SCWCD:
1) Continue with Code Complete 2
2) Some good book on XML
3) Head First EJB
4) Head First Design Patterns
5) Refactoring by Martin Fowler

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Srikanth
 
Sameer Jamal
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Originally posted by Dave Lenton:
I'm currently reading The History Of Western Philosophy by Bertrand Russell


Reading about the history of western philosophy is somewhat similar to read about history of eastern science and technology both have blank pages.
 
Dave Lenton
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Originally posted by Sameer Jamal:
Reading about the history of western philosophy is somewhat similar to read about history of eastern science and technology both have blank pages.
Well the book is about an inch thick and so far none of the pages are blank!

I suspect you are perhaps joking, but if not then I recommend reading a bit about the subject - it is very interesting. The West has a very large and complex philosophical history. The book covers the following people:

Pythagoras, Heraclitus, Parmenides, Empedocles, Anaxagoras, Protagoras, Socrates, Plato, Aristotle, the Cynics, the Sceptics, the Epicureans, the Stoics, Plotinus, St Ambrose, St Jerome, St Augustine, St Benedict, Pope Gregory the Great, John the Scot, St Thomas Aquinas, Machiavelli, Erasmus, More, Bacon, Hobbes, Descartes, Spinoza, Leibniz, Locke, Berkeley, Hume, Rousseau, Kant, Hegel, Byron, Schopenhauer, Nietzsche, the Utilitarians, Marx, Bergson, William James and John Dewey.

That's hardly a lack of content! This is a large group of people who have contributed a lot to philosophy in general and shaped much of the way the world is at the moment.
 
Frank Silbermann
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Originally posted by Dave Lenton:
The West has a very large and complex philosophical history. The book covers the following people:

Pythagoras, Heraclitus, Parmenides, Empedocles, Anaxagoras, Protagoras, Socrates, Plato, Aristotle, the Cynics, the Sceptics, the Epicureans, the Stoics, Plotinus, St Ambrose, St Jerome, St Augustine, St Benedict, Pope Gregory the Great, John the Scot, St Thomas Aquinas, Machiavelli, Erasmus, More, Bacon, Hobbes, Descartes, Spinoza, Leibniz, Locke, Berkeley, Hume, Rousseau, Kant, Hegel, Byron, Schopenhauer, Nietzsche, the Utilitarians, Marx, Bergson, William James and John Dewey.
You might as well stop after John Locke. Western philosophy went downhill after that. I base my belief on the observation that social movements based on Locke's philosophy made society better; movements inspired by most of the philosophers who came after him wreaked havoc to a greater or lesser extent.
 
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Natural HorseManShip,

Metacognition,

Go,

Politics,

RVs
 
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I need to learn JavaScript for a project I'm starting on. I bought Beginning JavaScript, 2nd Edition by Paul Wilton, which looks like a good introduction.
 
Dave Lenton
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Originally posted by Frank Silbermann:
You might as well stop after John Locke. Western philosophy went downhill after that. I base my belief on the observation that social movements based on Locke's philosophy made society better; movements inspired by most of the philosophers who came after him wreaked havoc to a greater or lesser extent.
If a philosopher's theories cause trouble, does that make his/her work any less interesting or worth reading? Perhaps it makes them more worth reading, so that the flaws in their theories can be explored and learnt from.
 
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for myself:
"We, children from Bahnhof Zoo" [Hermann, Rieck]
"Sztuka programowania mikrokontroler�w AVR" [Pawluczuk]
(in free translation: 'The art of AVR microcontrollers programming')

and because I really must:
"Core Java 2, Advanced features" [Horstmann, Cornell]

Natasza
 
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I just received Mark Z. Danielewski's Only Revolutions.
 
Dinesh Agarwal
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Am getting married soon.. ..So I am learning KamaSutra
 
Chetan Parekh
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Originally posted by Dinesh Agarwal:
Am getting married soon.. ..So I am learning KamaSutra


It is not something to learn about, it is something that comes from within.

Anyways, if you are in India - goto Kerala for honey moon.
 
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Originally posted by Chetan Parekh:


It is not something to learn about, it is something that comes from within.
Hatha Yoga classes have been available in the U.S. since the 1950s. I think Yoga would be alot more popular if healthclubs offered sessions of Tantric Yoga instead.
[ November 20, 2006: Message edited by: Frank Silbermann ]
 
Chetan Parekh
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Originally posted by Frank Silbermann:
I think Yoga would be alot more popular if healthclubs offered sessions of Tantric Yoga instead.


 
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bumping the old thread... to find what other ranchers are reading intersting stuff these days..

Technical:
Groovy in Action

Fiction:
Swamy and his Frinds- RK Narayanan
The English Teacher - RK Narayanan
 
Sumit Bisht
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Practical TDD and Acceptance TDD for java developers by lasse koskela
 
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I am reading "I Married a Communist" by Philip Roth. He is a great writer.
 
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Just finished The Bancroft Strategy - Robert Ludlum

Reading The Negotiator and Icon by Frederick Forsyth; recently, read a thread in which Bear suggested "To say nothing of a dog"...i think i might take up that too.
 
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Reading:
- Practical API Design: Confession of Java Framework Architect
- Java Concurrency in Practice
- Linux+ Certification Study Guide
 
Chetan Parekh
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I am reading XUnit Test Patterns.
 
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Technical:
  • Mule In Action
  • The Stripes book by Freddy Daoud
  • Programming Ruby


  • Non Technical:
    The Innovator's Dilemma

    Fiction: The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress
    But like going on a first date, I have been waiting for the perfect time to start reading it He he.
     
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