Some interesting sites you might want to visit:
Several students in the past questioned the wisdom of the switch form
C++ to Java in terms of job opportunities. Read this:
Just one such article
Doctor Dobb's Journal has a book review column in each issue. Each such review dating back to 1990 is archieved on it's website. Some of these reviews may be of interest to you. Specifically the ones concerning Java, C++, and/or Object Oriented Program
ming. Some specific links you might want to look into are as follows:
Listing of Archieved Book Reviews
Some Specific Articles
Brief excerpts provided to help you decide if you're interested in reading further:
Computer science has the interesting property that the vast majority of problems are solved with a very small number of fundamental data structures.
With so many books now available on particular object-oriented programming languages, it is surprising that there aren't more books available to explain what object-oriented means.
When OOP and C++ were still new to the mainstream, there emerged a tremendous need on the part of programmers for books on C++. Five years or so ago, a familiar question in online forums was, "I want to learn more about C++, where do I start?" It's a sign
of the times (as well as of the decade we live in) that today, the question often is, "I'll be laid off next month unless I learn C++, where do I start? "
When people comment about the number of computers I have at home (two working and two not-quite-working PCs), I remind them that they probably have at least four--and likely more--computers around their house. What people sometimes forget (or don't realiz
e at all) is that computers are not limited to the now-familiar PC-style boxes. Microwaves, stereos, VCRs, and even the family station wagon are chock full of computers we refer to as "embedded systems." And where there are computers, there must be progra
A link to the artilce from Doctor Dobbs Journal that discusses "The Top Ten: Strategies for Surviving the Shifts" can be found on this link along with many other articles related to the programming job market.
The April 1998 issue of Byte magazine contains the article concerning PC
crashes that we may discuss in class. You can read the entire artile at
website by selecting April Issue, Cover Story, and then each of the 13 related links to the cover story.
Or just take this short cut to the cover story and then click the 13 related links.