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New Forum For Books?

New Forum For Books?

New Forum For Books?

(OP)
I frequently see requests for book recommendations and was wondering if it would be worth the server space to create a forum for recommended reading. I can see from poking around a bit that we have a white papers section, but wouldn't it be nice if there was a directory tree structure with resources organized according to topic complete with reader reviews? Sort of a "every data management professional oughta have..." section.

What do you think?

Tom

Born once die twice; born twice die once.

RE: New Forum For Books?

Personally I wrote an FAQ in the SQL Server forums to address this issue.  I would think the books recommended would vary widely depending on the technology or programming languages involved.

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RE: New Forum For Books?

(OP)
I certainly agree - technology is the driver, and the form of the recommendation ought to follow its function - to enlighten on a certain platform/technology. I'm just wondering if there is any interest in doing such a thing.

Tom

Born once die twice; born twice die once.

RE: New Forum For Books?

have you looked into Safari Books Online....not exactly what you were referring to....but a GREAT online book reference.

Leslie

Anything worth doing is a lot more difficult than it's worth - Unknown Induhvidual

Essential reading for anyone working with databases:
The Fundamentals of Relational Database Design
Understanding SQL Joins

RE: New Forum For Books?

(OP)
Never heard of them, but I will take a peek. Incidentally, I like this part of your signature a lot:

Induhvidual

Who knows, maybe this post will pick up a bit of steam, and we may find ourselves witnessing the start of a new forum/resource here on Tek-Tips.

Thanks for the suggestion.

Tom

Born once die twice; born twice die once.

RE: New Forum For Books?

Quote:

Anything worth doing is a lot more difficult than it's worth - Unknown Induhvidual

it's from Dilbert....there are plenty of unknown induhvidual quotes in the Dilbert Newsletter

Couldn't live without my daily dose of Dilbert!

Leslie

RE: New Forum For Books?

(OP)
Boy can I relate! Management can be a never ending source of mirth, merriment and mayhem!

Tom

Born once die twice; born twice die once.

RE: New Forum For Books?

There is a rarely used "Book Review" thread type in TT.  Perhaps more use of this type to post book and article reviews should be encouraged.

John

RE: New Forum For Books?

(OP)
I heartily agree! Why learn everything the hard way and continually reinvent the wheel?
Tom

Born once die twice; born twice die once.

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