Ideal bedtime reading for IT pros: Safari Books Online

Summary:I've recently discovered that Safari Books Online is a great way to keep myself up-to-date on the ever-changing world of IT. For US$60 a month, you get over 20,000 books online, covering the latest programming tools and languages, the newest software packages, and even useful books on soft skills such as:Savvy: Dealing with People, Power and Politics at WorkWhy are some people so hard to work with?

I've recently discovered that Safari Books Online is a great way to keep myself up-to-date on the ever-changing world of IT. For US$60 a month, you get over 20,000 books online, covering the latest programming tools and languages, the newest software packages, and even useful books on soft skills such as:

Savvy: Dealing with People, Power and Politics at Work Why are some people so hard to work with? The book offers useful advice on dealing with difficult people at work.

Thou Shall Not Use Comic Sans: 365 Graphic Design Sins and Virtues: A Designer's Almanac of Dos and Don'ts A whimsical book that explains which fonts you should use and which you shouldn't ever think of using.

The Zappos Experience How a little startup company selling shoes online became so successful that it was sold to Amazon.com for about US$1 billion.

Safari Books Online on iPad is my perfect bedtime reading--it satisfies my techie curiosity today and prepares me for bold new changes tomorrow.

Topics: Browser

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Lee Lup Yuen is passionate about mobile phones and PDAs, as he is constantly buying new gadgets and programming them in J2ME, .NET, Symbian and AppForge. He has developed commercial applications with mobile technologies like SMS, MMS, WAP, 3G video streaming and location-based services.

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