The D programming language

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 performance code and interface directly […]

Free digital design text book: Digital McLogic design

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 design details typically found in […]

Open source book: Nature of Code

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 Media. NOC serves as a […]

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

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 that you’ll be inclined to […]

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

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 and paperback format. It is […]

RX62N free online university course plus textbook

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 lab videos and can be […]

Free ebook: Virtual Justice

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 page PDF may be downloaded […]

Online vintage tech library

tubebooks.org – Vintage info from the age of vacuum tubes tubebooks.org  Vintage info from the days of vacuum tubes Kelvin informs us of an online stash of vintage engineering docs at tubebooks.org. He especially recommends you check out the technical books section/link. Tubebooks is “a collection of vintage engineering texts, vacuum tube datasheets, and other […]