1.7. Recommended Books
This is a
reference book for looking up things you already know. But what if
you don't already know it? At the risk of blatant
self-promotion, here are some books published by
O'Reilly & Associates that we recommend
Web content providers will find HTML and XHTML: The
Definitive Guide, written by Chuck Musciano and Bill
Kennedy, to be an essential reference. Dynamic HTML: The
Definitive Reference by Danny Goodman contains just about
everything you need to know to create dynamic web content.
Designers who are getting started on the Web will find the basics of
creating graphics and simple web pages in Web Design in a
Nutshell and Learning Web Design,
both by Jennifer Niederst. Designers who are interested in learning
Programmers on web sites should flock to CGI Programming
with Perl by Scott Guelich, Shishir Gundavaram, and
Gunther Birznicks; Perl in a Nutshell by Ellen
Siever, Stephen Spainhour, and Nathan Patwardhan; as well David
Guide and Programming PHP by Rasmus
Lerdorf and Kevin Tatroe. For a Perl tutorial, we recommend
Learning Perl by Randal Schwartz and Tom
Phoenix, and Perl for Web Site Management by
John Callendar; for more complete Perl documentation, we recommend
the classic "Camel" book,
Programming Perl, by Larry Wall, Tom
Christiansen, and Jon Orwant. mod_perl programmers should also check
out Writing Apache Modules with Perl and C by
Lincoln Stein and Doug MacEachern.
Anyone who works with HTTP directly, both programmers and
administrators, will find HTTP: The Definitive
Guide to be an absolutely indispensible.
Web site administrators might also consider the following references
for their shelves: Apache: The Definitive Guide
by Ben Laurie and Peter Laurie, Web Security and
Commerce by Simson Garfinkel (with Gene Spafford), and
Web Performance Tuning by Patrick Killelea.
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