Anyone in our line of business knows that the world of technology changes almost faster than we can keep up. This was one of the reasons we decided to produce the Succinctly series of e-books—so that the technology you were slogging through a $200, 500-page textbook to learn didn’t change before you finished the book. Another reason we produce the Succinctly series is so that you don’t have to slog through a $200, 500-page textbook for any technology.
While some of our early e-books may be out of date or mostly obsolete by now, we’d like to introduce you to a few of them that we consider classics. Check out the top 10 timeless e-books in the Succinctly series that readers have found steadily useful:
by Scott Allen
With HTTP Succinctly, you’ll learn all about the foundational protocol you likely use on a daily basis, perhaps without realizing what goes on behind the scenes.
Statistics Fundamentals Succinctly
By Katharine Alexis Kormanik
Statistics Fundamentals Succinctly provides the foundational bricks and mortar needed to master the theories and methodologies behind statistical procedures that are the foundation of data analysis.
R Programming Succinctly
By James McCaffrey
The R programming language is already a powerful statistical tool, and by writing programs in it, you gain tremendous power and flexibility to extend its base functionality.
By Jason Cannon
Python Succinctly will guide you from complete unfamiliarity with Python to creating practical applications.
By Joe Mayo
With C# Succinctly, you will quickly learn the syntax you need to build your own C# web, desktop, and mobile applications.
By Dmitri Nesteruk
In MATLAB Succinctly, learn to harness the power of the flexible MATLAB system’s different toolboxes.
Imperative to Functional Programming Succinctly
By Marc Clifton
With Imperative to Functional Programming Succinctly, you will learn how to combine functional and imperative programming to get the most out of your solutions.
Assembly Language Succinctly
By Christopher Rose
With Assembly Language Succinctly, you’ll learn how to write x64 assembly for modern CPUs, useful when you’re looking to maximize performance.
By Joe Booth
Accounting Succinctly is a developer’s guide to basic accounting written with business app development in mind.
Unit Testing Succinctly
By Marc Clifton
With Unit Testing Succinctly, you'll learn what you need to know to leverage unit testing and minimize the number of bugs introduced in development.
And, of course, all titles in the Succinctly series are free to download for everyone, and always will be. If you found one of these classic Succinctly e-books useful, let us and future readers know in the comments below.