Reading Tech Books
While in #phpc today we managed to get on the subject of tech books and which ones we are reading, which we liked, what books we have coming and what not. I have to admit I love books and reading but I have so many problems finishing a dang tech book. Typically I will get it and start reading… rarely do I finish though. Now I could give you a whole list of reasons/excuses why I don’t but you probably don’t care. What kills me though is that I always end up ordering another book.
So no more books for now. I am going to break my pattern and finish what I have started. By the end of the year I will hopefully finish all the books I have already started – which are (in no particular order):
- Zend php certification study guide (this will have to be first since I am taking the test)
- High Performance MySQL (read engines, replication and started optimization)
- PHP5 Objects, Patterns, and Practice (half way done)
- HTTP handbook (3/4 done)
And then I have 3 other books (Beginning Ubuntu, PHP5 Power programming, and The Non-Designer’s Design Book) still waiting for me to crack them..