Looking for a good read for your favorite techie? InfoWorld's contributors have a few suggestions
Deep technology books
Like Star Trek's Scotty, some engineers love to curl up with a technical manual. If you're that kind of technologist, the four recommended books here will give you plenty of pleasure. Note that the first three recommended books are written by InfoWorld's expert contributors.
"Windows Server 2008 How-To" by J. Peter Bruzzese et al.
Chances are, you're using Windows Server, and if you've recently deployed the newest version or are about to, this is the in-depth guide you'll want at your fingertips.
Paperback: $29.99, Kindle: $9.99 | Get more details
"Translucent Databases, 2nd Edition" by Peter Wayner
Databases are where most organizations keep their most critical information, and they're fundamental to most enterprise apps today. But their design often ignores issues of security, accessibility, and privacy. This book will teach you more than you realized you needed to know about database design.
Paperback: $45 | Get more details
"Next Generation Datacenters in Financial Services" by Tony Bishop
Financial services is where many leading-edge technologies get their practical start, and Tony Bishop's exploration of what makes a next-generation datacenter "next generation" provides a road map for what other industries can soon expect to need.
Paperback: $69.95 | Get more details
"Beginning iPhone 3 Development" by Dave Mark and Jeff LaMarche
We all know that the iPhone is the standard by which all other smartphones are measured. And figuring out how to develop mobile apps will become increasingly important for programmers to understand. Start here.
Paperback: $39.99 | Get more details
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