Definitive Guides to All Things Programming Book Bundle

Starting at one dollar, get access to a collection of books to help you get started programming

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Starting at one dollar, get access to a collection of books to help you get started programming


The latest Humble book bundle has just launched, and it’s a huge collection of books on programming from O’Reilly media, titled, The Definitive Guides to All Things Programming. Starting from just one dollar, you can get started on your way to becoming an expert programmer in various different areas.

At the one dollar tier, you get the following:

Asterisk: The Definitive Guide,

Ethernet: The Definitive Guide,

JavaScript: The Definitive Guide.

Maven: The Definitive Guide,

SSH, The Secure Shell: The Definitive Guide,


At the $8 tier, you also get:

CSS: The Definitive Guide,

Cassandra: The Definitive Guide: Distributed Data at Web Scale,

Cloud Foundry: The Definitive Guide,

Elasticsearch: The Definitive Guide,

Java Performance: The Definitive Guide.


Then at the $15 tier you also get:

Google BigQuery: The Definitive Guide

Hadoop: The Definitive Guide: Storage and Analysis at Internet Scale

Kafka: The Definitive Guide

MongoDB: The Definitive Guide

Spark: The Definitive Guide

These books come in PDF, MOBI, and ePub formats, to be compatible with a wide range of devices.

These should not be considered a beginners guide, but more specialized deep dives into a particular specialist subject or area, ideal for drilling down into a given area of programming, to help readers expand their knowledge in each of these specialization areas. If you want to hone your expertise in areas such as CSS, JavaScript, or other specialized areas of programming, these could be a great way to learn new skills. These are recommended for experienced programmers, if you’re looking for an entry point for new beginners, you might have to wait for another bundle.

Many of these books are newer editions of books that were first published many years ago, but have since been updated with new editions to update chapters covering technology that has significantly advanced since the original publication. For example, JavaScript: The Definitive Guide was first published in 1996, but has since been updated to include technologies such as HTML5 or jQuery.

A portion of the revenue generated by this book bundle will be donated to Code For America, who describe themselves as “a national nonprofit that believes government can work for the people, by the people, in the 21st century”, and state that their goal is to push for “government services that are simple, effective, and easy to use, for everyone”.

You’ve got until the 25th of May to pick up this bundle of books. Head over to the bundle page on Humble’s website if you’re interested to buy it or find out more.

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