Book Review

Get Your Copy of Vim 101 Hacks eBook

by Ramesh Natarajan on October 21, 2009

Vim 101 Hacks eBookIf you are working on UNIX / Linux environment, you should become comfortable in the Vim editor.

If you think the Vim editor is not user friendly, or intuitive to learn quickly and become an expert — you are not alone.

This book contains 101 practical examples that will help both newbies and intermediate Vim users to become an expert.

Each hack provided in this eBook is very crisp and easy to understand. The practical examples will show you exactly how to use a particular Vim feature.


Book Review: Perl Best Practices by Damian Conway

by Ramesh Natarajan on October 5, 2009

Perl Best Practices eBookThis is an essential book for both developers and sysadmins who write Perl code to get their job done.

Perl is very powerful language and there are several ways you can code in Perl to get the same results. If you are not careful, you may end-up writing Perl code that is very hard to understand and maintain in a long run.


Regular Expressions Cookbook ReviewRegular expression is always a tricky subject for programmers and sysadmins. When you are dealing with lot of text handling, understanding how to use Reg-ex effectively is essential. It is hard to remember the syntax of reg-ex on top of your head all the times.

Regular Expressions Cookbook is written by the Reg-Ex Jedi Master Jan Goyvaerts along with Steven Levithan.

This book with ISBN-10: 0596520689 and ISBN-13: 978-0596520687 was published by O’reilly in May 2009 and has a total of 510 pages.


Kids Reading Book
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I have developed the habit of reading at least 30 minutes everyday before going to bed.  I always have a technical and a non-technical book in my reading queue. I read lot of infrastructure related books — sysadmin, DBA, networking and storage. I also enjoy reading biography of famous people,  personal development and occasional thriller.

The 12 Linux books mentioned here by no means are comprehensive or authoritative list. But, these 12 Books are few of my favorites that I enjoyed reading over the years and I strongly believe will enhance your technical abilities on Linux, if you have not read them yet.