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I was on a call this morning and someone asked if I was planning to buy a Kindle 2 with my refund. I would love to have a Kindle... and would have bought one... except they aren't available outside of the US at this time. Something to do with the limitations of the wireless connection to the mother ship... I think. In any case, I'll wait... and if some other cool book reader comes available in Canada before Kindle 2 (like Plastic Logic or Apple tablet) then perhaps I'll check that out.
But if you are in the US and like to read... I hear that the Kindle is well worth the investment! All IBM Press books are available in Kindle format as are most books these days. If you prefer printed books, we have plenty for you to choose from. Just yesterday I recommended DB2 books to a VERY technical professor. Here was my response:
Here are the books that I suggest... with reasons why. Click the link to see my blog entries about the books.
DB2 9 for Linux, UNIX, and Windows: DBA Guide, Reference, and Exam Prep (6th Edition) See my previous blog entry.
Expert Preparation for Exam 734 - DB2 9 for Linux, UNIX, and Windows Advanced Database Administration Certification Study GuideSee my previous blog entry.
Understanding DB2(R): Learning Visually with Examples (2nd Edition)The book is the best way to learn (or relearn) DB2 for Linux, Unix and Windows. The book is filled with case studies, study questions, and well-written details on everything you'll need to know. Some competitively trained people who have read this book have told me that this is exactly what they needed to take the fear out of switching to DB2! See my previous blog entries.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~If this professor is a member of the Academic Initiative, he should check that out as well. If he will be using the book to build a curriculum around, choose the third one.
Make an author / bookseller / publisher happy.... and buy a book :)