Below is a list of programming languages, scripting languages, operating systems and many other things from IT area, that I have had to deal with professionally and of my personal interest in my free time.
|Programming languages, markup languages and scripting languages|
Java Concurrency in Practice, Brian Goetz, Tim Peierls, Joshua Bloch, Joseph Bowbeer, David Holmes, Doug Lea, 2006
Refactoring: Improving the Design of Existing Code, Martin Fowler, Kent Beck, John Brant, William Opdyke, Don Roberts, 1999
|C++||1.5||Read C++ Primer Plus (6th Edition), Stephen Prata, 2011|
|XSLT||0.5||Read XSLT: Mastering XML Transformations, Doug Tidwell, 2001|
and CSS: Design and Build Websites, Jon Duckett, 2011
Used it when creating this website
|CSS||0.5||Read CSS3: The Missing
Manual, David Sawyer McFarland, 2013
Used it when creating this website
|Linux Shell Scripting||4||Read:
A Practical Guide to Linux Commands, Editors, and Shell Programming, Mark G. Sobell, 2005
|LaTeX||0.5||Used it when writing my diploma thesis|
Linux. Polnoe rukovodstvo (english: "Linux. A complete manual"), D. N. Kolisnichenko, Peter B. Allen, 2006
Database Systems: Design, Implementation, and Management (5th Edition), Peter Rob, Carlos Coronel, 2002
|Integrated development environments|
|Version control systems and life cycle control systems|
|Subversion||2||Read Pragmatic Version Control: Using Subversion, Mike Mason, 2006|
|IBM Rational Team Concert||2.5|
|SWT/JFace||5||Read Eclipse Plug-ins (3rd Edition), Eric Clayberg, Dan Rubel, 2008|
|JavaFX||0.5||Read JavaFX 8: Introduction by Example (2nd Edition), Carl Dea, Mark Heckler, Gerrit Grunwald, Jose Pereda, Sean Phillips, 2014|
Design Patterns: Elements of Reusable Object-Oriented Software, Erich Gamma, Richard Helm, Ralph Johnson, John Vlissides, 1994
|Hibernate||0.5||Read Java Persistence with Hibernate, Christian Bauer, Gavin King, 2006|
|Open source libraries and frameworks|
|Touch typing in Russian, English and German||10.5||At that time I learned it using Solo na klaviature (english: "Solo on the keyboard")|
Below is the list of books that I used while studying some of the technologies.
I have lived in Germany for 12 years, which allowed me to master the language of this country at a high level. I have also completed two language courses there. For some time I read fiction and philosophic literature using the German glossary Wahrig to enrich my vocabulary. Among the read books are all the works of Nietzsche, some of the works of Schopenhauer, Voltaire, Seneca, "History of the Peloponnesian War" of Thucydides and others. From fiction: Heinrich von Kleist, Goethe, Stendhal, Anatole France, Gogol and others. Later I mastered touch typing (10-fingered typing) I regularly watch TV in German on the Internet.
Books on German grammar
After my return to Russia I asked myself what book in Russian is the most complete reference book on German grammar. It turned out that there are not so many such books. Below is a list of books that I found noteworthy and that I began to use.
Of all the books on German grammar written in Russian this one became my reference book. It is this book where I've found answers for most grammar questions.
This book leaves other books known to me far behind regarding the number of covered topics and examples of use. But I personally miss a more detailed explanation of different grammatical phenomena in it. In my opinion there is also an excessive number of examples in some places that do not differ from each other in meaning.
This book is written in German. Although its preface doesn't say anything about its target audience you can guess from its name that it is aimed primarily at teachers of German. Therefore, it contains a lot more theory and less examples than in "Prakticheskaya grammatika nemetskogo yasyka". As this book is intended for foreigners who learn German grammar, it gives a very detailed explanation of different grammar topics. Because of scientific writing style it is suitable for those who already have some knowledge of German grammar and want to deepen it.
Like any computer scientist, who chose this profession of one's own interest in the first place, I regularly read IT books, which are mostly in English. Therefore, I have been able to reach a level sufficient for reading of IT books and doing of correspondence. I evaluate the level of my verbal English as intermediate. I strive to improve the level of my English up to the level of my German. Have touch typing skill (ten-fingered typing)
Books on English grammar
After looking through a lot of textbooks on English I chose this book. It covers a lot of grammar topics and gives a very detailed explanation of some use cases of various forms. All this is supported by a sufficient number of examples. A distinctive feature of this textbook is an indication of the typical mistakes of Russian-speaking students. The book contains a large number of exercises and solutions, which helped me to memorize learning material very well. The only thing I do not like in the book are the exercises which require you to translate fairly long sentences dealing with trade and economy. I think that more abstract texts would be more appropriate, so that you can better concentrate on the grammar. After working with this book, I decided to create a program, which helps to review its material.
This book is written in English, although there are examples translated into Russian in some places. It seemed to me that this book covered even more topics and fine points of the grammar despite a smaller size than "Praktitscheskaya grammatika angliyskogo yasyka s uprashneniyami i kluchami". But the lack of exercises and a short presentation of the material make it a good reference book rather than a textbook.