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News from the User Support Bookshop
Roger Woolnough IT/User Support
Users of our bookshop will have noticed a few changes recently!
We have moved from the UCO in order to improve both the availability of
staff for UCO matters and convenience for the shop. The whole move co-incides
with the closure of the Computer Science Library (and its move to the Central
Library: see the article
"Merging of the Computer Science Library Collections into the Central
Library" in CNL 232), and the complete outsourcing of the UCO.
As of the start of November Mme.
now looks after the day
to day running of the bookshop which is relocated in 513 1-022. Opening
is daily from 8.30 - 12.30 and as usual we may be contacted by e-mail at
or by telephone on 74050. We would appreciate any
comments on the new arrangement to our e-mail address.
Since the last CNL we have received a number of new books:
- UNIX Network Programming Vol 2: This is the second volume of the
book written by
Stevens that has proved very popular. The new volume
expands considerably the IPC coverage as well as covering implementations
of Posix memory queues, read-write locks and semaphores. Also covered is the
measurement of IPC performance.
- Large Scale C++ Software Design: The title of this book speaks
for itself and is one of the few in this specific field. The author
explains the process of decomposing large systems into physical (and not
inheritance) hierarchies of smaller, more manageable components.
- Linux Application Development: Invaluable reference for porting
applications from other platforms to Linux, this book guides the Unix
programmer in all the tricky tasks of Unix to Linux transition.
- Thinking in Java: For beginners and experts alike; this book
teaches Java linguistics and not platform dependent mechanics. The book
covers aspects of Java 1.2, Swing and the new collections. Advanced topics
of this book include network programming, multi-threading, virtual
machine performance and connection to non-Java code.
- The UML user guide: The ultimate tutorial to UML from the
Booch, Jacobson and Rumbaugh. This book is just
- Visual Modeling with Rational Rose and UML: This book introduces
readers to the three elements that successfully diagram and visualise a
software system: a process, a notation and modeling tool.
We have also received new editions of the following titles :
- Unix for Open VMS users
- Unix in a Nutshell
We have recently received from the Linux team in IT the Red Hat 5.1
system CD as well as the ASIS/CERNLIB compatible CD companion. CDs are 25Frs
each and available from the bookshop.
The IT section dealing with Labview who recommended the extremely
"Labview for Everyone" have now asked us to stock two new titles
for users wishing to use more advanced features of this utility:
Power Programming" comes
with CD-ROM including virtual instruments written
in software as well as numerous tools and utilities.
- "Labview Graphical
Programming" is an in-depth engineering level guide for virtual
instrumentation again with CD-ROM with ready-to use virtual instruments.
Please remember that we are always interested to hear from users who
find books that could be interesting to add to our catalogue.
The complete catalogue can be found at
For matters related to this article please contact the author.
Last Updated on December 14th, 1998 at 16:29:27
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