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Java Network

Java Network Programming, fourth edition, Elliotte Rusty Harold, O’Reilly, 2013

Java programmers writing network code have probably read the earlier editions of this excellent book. Now, this revised edition is available, covering REST, SPDY, and asynchronous I/O.

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Cisco CCNA Routing

Cisco CCNA Routing + Switching 200-120 Official Cert Guide Library By Odom, Wendell Book – 2013

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Internet for Dummies

The Internet for Dummies By Levine, John R Book – 2015

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Networking Job

Getting A Networking Job for Dummies By Gregory, Peter H./ Hughes, Bill Book – 2015

If you want to work in computer networking, this book may help. But it will not help with the most important thing: you need to be competent in systems administration.

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High-Performance Browser Networking

High-Performance Browser Networking, Ilya Grigorik, O’Reilly,
Copyright © 2013

Web site admins will want to read this excellent book, which is up to date with the latest mobile technology. It helps you understand the factors contributing to your web site’s responsiveness i.e. latency. The book does not seem to be at the OPL, but you can read it online here.

http://chimera.labs.oreilly.com/books/1230000000545/index.html

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CCENT/CCNA

Cisco CCENT/CCNA ICND1 100-101 Official Cert Guide
By Odom, Wendell (Book – 2013 )

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CCENT Cisco Certified

CCENT Cisco Certified Entry Networking Technician: ICNDI Exam 100-101 By Lammle, Todd – 2013

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SDN

SDN – Software Defined Networks,
By Nadeau, Thomas D./ Gray, Ken
– 2013

Network planners will find this book useful. Yikes, this is a nebulous subject, with different definitions of SDN (Software Defined Networks) from each vendor company. Consortiums are trying to chart standards. But what is real? Not much yet.

We have grown accustomed to O’Reilly books that help us do something real and now with our computers. This book is different, as it is looking to the future. Maybe SDN will get widespread use, or not. Who knows, we might see SDN get less real-world acceptance than IPv6.

This book will help you understand why VLANs are far from an adequate solution for large networks.

You might not want to read the chapters sequentially. Jump over the section on SNMB and read instead about Google Buffers and Facebook Thrift.

Why is there not more discussion of security? Look back over the troubled security history of DNS, and then look at the much more complex plans for SDN, and think of the potential for spoofing attacks.

In 2016, now the book seems to need an overhaul. We have ‘fog computing’ since 2014, and OpenStack has got more mature.

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Netymology

Netymology – From Apps to Zombies: A Linguist Celebration of the Digital World By Chatfield, Tom – 2013

If you get a kick out of Internet lore and lingo, then you will enjoy this book. Hardcover, 300 pages.

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CCENT/CCNA

CCENT/CCNA R&S ICND1 100-101 Official Cert Guide By Odom, Wendell (Book – 2013)