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The D programming language

Monday, November 3rd, 2014

If you're into learning programming languages, you may what to check out a new programming language known as D. What is D? According to the developer's website D is a general purpose systems and applications programming language. It is a high level language, but retains the ability to write high...

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Free digital design text book: Digital McLogic design

Thursday, June 6th, 2013

We previously covered the Free VHDL book.  Now Viswa tipped us to this Free digital design text book : Digital McLogic Design This text presents introductory digital logic design concepts and introductory VHDL modeling concepts. This book focuses on block-level design and has removed many of the unimportant low-level digital...

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Open source book: Nature of Code

Wednesday, May 29th, 2013

If you are interested in the interaction between the natural world and how it can inspire the generation of code based graphical representations, you should check out Daniel Shiffman's new ebook The Nature of Code. Dan is the author of Learning Processing and teaches a course titled Introduction to Computational...

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Free PDF of “Hacking the Xbox” in honor of Aaron Swartz

Wednesday, April 24th, 2013

Our friend Andrew "bunnie" Huang along with No Starch Press have decided to release a free ebook version of Hacking the Xbox in honor of Aaron Swartz. Bunnie writes, "As you read my book, I hope that you’ll be reminded of how important freedom is to the hacking community and...

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E-book: Hacking Politics details efforts to defeat SOPA/PIPA

Tuesday, March 26th, 2013

Hacking Politics is a soon to be released book documenting the unlikely coalition which worked to defeat the SOPA and PIPA legislation in the United States. Edited by David Moon, Patrick Ruffini and David Segal, Hacking Politics is set to be released in April by OR Books in both e-book...

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RX62N free online university course plus textbook

Saturday, August 11th, 2012

If you're in line to receive the RX62N Demo Board from Renesas, here are some links you'll want to check out. The University of North Carolina (UNC Charlotte) has a complete online Embedded Systems Course designed specifically around the RX62N board. The course has a complete series of lecture and...

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Free ebook: Virtual Justice

Thursday, April 26th, 2012

Virtual Justice is a book concerning the laws of online worlds which author Greg Lastowka has made available free online. Virtual Justice is a comprehensive examination of the application of law to the virtual environment. It includes coverage of case precedents, virtual property law, gaming, hacking and copyright. The 241...

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Online vintage tech library

Friday, April 13th, 2012 - Vintage info from the age of vacuum tubes Vintage info from the days of vacuum tubes Kelvin informs us of an online stash of vintage engineering docs at He especially recommends you check out the technical books section/link. Tubebooks is "a collection of vintage engineering texts, vacuum...

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Free ebook on VHDL programing

Monday, February 13th, 2012

Free Range VHDL is a free ebook on VHDL programming. VHDL is a logic simulation and programming language used with FPGAs, and CPLDs. If you want to get started with VHDL here is an inexpensive way to learn the basics and more. Via GadgetFactory.

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