Tuesday, July 15, 2008

The fastest way to learn open source

Since Big Money Matt opened up his summer reading list today, let me offer praise to a book, or rather a series of books, that could really change the world.

It’s O’Reilly’s Head First series, and it makes the Dummies series read like they were written for Einstein.

Tim O’Reilly has taken everything he and his company have learned training people in programming for two decades and condensed it into the format of this series. Even I can learn with it.

While I’ve been writing about programming and programmers for decades, I’ve never been able to actually do it. I’m like the sportswriter who can’t hit.

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