Reading Raider

A nice trip to the library…

C in a Nutshell -> Nice book, finished it in about 2-3 hours.

A Book on C -> I’m interested in some of the algorithms.

Learning Perl -> I have mixed feelings about working in Perl, but hey it’s a nice book.

PHP and MySQL for Dynamic Websites -> I really can use this… lol

Maximum Security: A Hacker’s Guide to Protecting Your Internet Site and Network -> So fat I’ll have to be restrictive in what I read of it. But a very interesting find indeed.

I know C, like I know English: I’m not terribly skilled at some of it but I know it well enough to use it. So I don’t really need to read most of the C books but theres some common algorithms discussed. That I’m interested in reading their implementations of; not to mention a brush up on Function Pointers, Variable-length arrays, and Unions -> I don’t think I’ve ever actually used a Union :/

Perl, I was learning at some point but gave up on it as boring. I like Perl for it’s syntactical style, it’s closer to what I’m used to. But I’ve rarely seen Perl at any great length. Feel beautify to me, it’s effective yes. Pretty, not often… but heck if it works use it!

If it’s some thing I’m not likely to use again or it’s a quickly on the CLI. I’ll usually not care if it’s understandable or well written. But when I do write a script; I kind of like to make it hard to foul up, easy to understand, and function well.

1 thought on “Reading Raider”

  1. Originally posted on my Live Journal:

    subject: perl is everywhere
    by: livemerlyn at 2007-08-22 12:51 am (UTC) comment: or at least, more places than you think. LJ is Perl, for example. So is a lot of (LJ's successor).

    subject: Re: perl is everywhere
    by: sas_spidey01 at 2007-08-23 03:57 pm (UTC)
    comment: Perl is indeed every where, I'm even surprised that Microsoft Windows doesn't ship with it pre-installed.

    Almost every where you go, you can find some thing to use Perl on. And years of experience with it are very marketable.

    With the syntax and balance between a language like C and a higher level language. It would probably be my favorite language, if I didn't find my self writing in C and Ruby more often 🙂

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