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OSCON 2013: Top Titles

What learning resources are hot picks for the open source community? Take a look at the InformIT best sellers list from OSCON 2013 and start making room on your bookshelf:


  1. Learning Node.js: A Hands-On Guide to Building Web Applications in JavaScript -- Node.js makes it far easier to create fast, compact, and reliable web/network applications and web servers, and is rapidly becoming indispensable to modern web developers. Learning Node.js brings together the knowledge and JavaScript code you need to build master the Node.js platform and build server-side applications with extraordinary speed and scalability.
  2. The Official Ubuntu Server Book, 3rd Edition: Ubuntu Server is a complete, free server operating system that just works, with the extra Ubuntu polish, innovation, and simplicity that administrators love. Written by leading members of the Ubuntu community, The Official Ubuntu Server Book covers all you need to know to make the most of Ubuntu Server, whether you’re a beginner or a battle-hardened senior systems administrator.
  3. The Go Programming Language Phrasebook: Tested, easy-to-adapt code examples illuminate every step of Go development, helping you write highly scalable, concurrent software. You’ll master Go-specific idioms for working with strings, collections, arrays, error handling, goroutines, slices, maps, channels, numbers, dates, times, files, networking, web apps, the runtime, and more.
  4. jQuery Fundamentals LiveLessons (Video Training): Developer and author, Phil Dutson, focuses each lesson in jQuery Fundamentals on a particular portion of the jQuery library, and by the end viewers should be proficient in using jQuery, as well as writing their own plugins.Watch sample content.
  5. Java Performance: Covers the latest Oracle and third-party tools for monitoring and measuring performance on a wide variety of hardware architectures and operating systems. The authors present dozens of tips and tricks you’ll find nowhere else.

Visit informit.com/opensource for more information on these titles and other special offers.

Author Charlie Hunt chats with an OSCON attendee about the scalability of Java software and his book Java Performance.

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