In This Chapter
In this chapter, I list ten books you should have in your personal library and why. Books are great resources. Just look at this one! You can refer back to them over and over again, and you know that someone, like myself, took the time and care to put as much information in for the subject covered. These ten books are mostly from Wiley, of course, but they are not all For Dummies books. Just settle in and plan to pick up copies of everything listed.
If there's one little gadget you could own that you could experiment with endlessly, it would be the Raspberry Pi. This is a complete computer (mostly) the size of a credit card. This tiny little computer, from the Raspberry Pi Foundation (yes, a nonprofit charity organization), with an impulse buy price tag is a work of genius. You can get an A+ for a mere $20, and if you really want to splurge, you can get a B+ for a staggeringly paltry $35. It was developed to make learning computer science affordable to just about anyone anywhere on Earth. I think the group achieved its goal.
This tiny little computer is powerful and durable, and because there's very little cost involved in getting one, all possible reasons to avoid learning Linux are conveniently eliminated. Raspberry ...