Recommended Reading

 Below are some book searches for topics I find interesting

  • Drupal is a powerful and very modular web development framework used for building websites ranging from simple brochure websites to complex, database driven sites (community sites, social sites, etc.).
     
  • Search Engine Optimization or just SEO is used to help make a web page or site more visible in the major search engines (Google, Bing, Yahoo).
     
  • Web Analytics can be used as a feedback mechanism to help refine the process of SEO and is the statistics behine the usage of a website.
     
  • PHP is a very popular open source web programming language with syntax similar to C++ and is what Drupal runs on.
     
  • MySQL is also an open source, popular database application used to power many websites on the internet.
     
  • Linux is a popular operating system used on many internet servers and is also open source.
     
  • Shell Programming is generally a method used to create automation in the world of linux.
     
  • Cloud Computing is a new paradigm in the world of performance computing
     
  • Marketing - interestingly, online marketing is simply a subset of this
     
  • Mac Computers - I just think Macs are great :)

 

Here are some individual books that are useful

Pro Drupal Development covers drupal 6 and is an excellent guide for developers

 

Module development is an essential ability for drupal developers 

 

Semantic Web for Dummies is a nice future view of what the "meaningful" web will look like

 

Solr is an open source, enterprise level search engine and is very cool

 

 

Some other cool stuff that I don't have enough time for anymore