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無賴騎駿馬肆意翔遊天際

to 买 or not to 买

要不要买Textbook,这个问题,和“今天去那里吃午餐?”这种问题都有一个共同点——就是很deep。因为越读越多,就发觉很多书是越来越不需要买,因为可以搜到的资源太多,而且如我之前所说的,课程一只都在重复,所以这个学期,我还在犹豫是不是要买数据库这一科的课本。因为相关的资料真的是随处可得,再不然如果真的有急用图书馆也有copy。可是我就是不喜欢到图书馆借书,因为需要被时间绑着,我怕自己读到欲罢不能不舍得还。

如果我只是买一本的话,那么多出来的budget就要用来买另一本书了。目前应该是打算买一本关于Data Structure或者是Algorithm的书,因为学院应该是没有提供这一科很重要的课程,只得自己慢慢学。真不晓得他们是怎么编排课程的,唉,让我们同声一哭~。

这个学期,怎么说呢?物件导向编程这一科用VB.NET(为什么不是C++/C#/Java?),算是很容易上手的语言吧,至少我们在Diploma的时候已经有了一定的基础。物件导向,由于这科教的正是微软的产品,所以不能免俗的讲师都很有销售员的嫌疑。至于说数据库系统这一科,课程编排和之前学的数据库系统实践这一科有着相当分量的重叠,尤其是前几个章节。加上老外讲师讲话斯文的不得了的关系,所以造成瞌睡虫变成了讲堂最受欢迎的“生物”。

至于说数学科,其中一科,是我最讨厌的统计学,只不过这次我们是学品质控制(QC),听说之后的几课会触及ISO9002,有点期待,但是很怕受伤害。因为到现在为止,我还不明白讲师介绍的一大堆抽象的concept,还需要很多时间消化。有点怀念上学期的利息学,因为简单易懂的关系咯。至于另一科,不知为何,上他的课就总是那么地累人,今天我上课的时候稍微闭目养神的时候,突然他的声音停顿了,我好奇张开了眼睛,原来他就在我的面前,着实地把我吓出了一身冷汗。可能是巧合吧,但愿。还没有介绍这一科,这一科是逻辑数学吧(Discrete Maths)。

最后一科,就是道德教育,可是和中学的课程不同。非止不同,简直是天壤之别。课程纲要看起来很有趣,但是身边的朋友没有一个对这一科留下好的评论,所以我还是保持观望的态度。讲师的态度有点很典型的马来西亚Style——nanti-nanti style。见今天只有11/27人占据一整间大讲堂,就草草完结今天的讲课,顶~

Summary:

I have no more energy to translate the whole post here. Basically just wanted to write down whether I should buy the textbook for my “Database System” unit. But since I am only buying at most 1 book this semester, I think I will spend my extra budget on textbook to buy other books for self studying purpose like “Data Structure” or “Algorithm” which is not offered in my course after the syllabus revision (stupid revision).

Then I moved on with my thoughts to each unit this semester.

  • Database Systems : Boring lecturer, boring syllabus (cos some of the chapters are repetition of another unit in our diploma year
  • ObjectOriented Programming (OOP) : Focus on VB.NET, and our lecturer, as usual promoting the Microsoft Tech
  • Discrete Maths : Lecturer is friendly but his class is boring…
  • Quality Control : Oh, another statistics paper, stressed. Dun un anything during lecture at all
  • Moral : The syllabus seems interesting but heard a lot of negative comments all around. However the lecturer is the very cincai type of person, should I be happy about that?

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*innocent*
i didn’t complaint on the price….

author
Jeffrey04
date
2006-10-22
time
15:10:42

Hm, database systems.. all I can say is, the books is a good one – covers lotsa intersting topics. Most of them, you’ll have to read at your own time though. Databases is a very important (and rewarding, if u’re Oracle certified) field.

As for OOP, I would suggest you either get a book on design patterns, or one tha covers advanced OOP concepts. Forget about VB.Net.. it’s weird that you’re using VB.Net for OOP. Languages associated with OOP is usually C++, Java or C#.

As for the maths stuff, I dunno you lar.. but you should know the importance of maths..

I’ll be buying the database textbook though.. stop complaining bout the price, it’s already dirt cheap. Out of the RM 70 you’re paying, I wonder if the author get’s even RM 10.

author
Jonathan
date
2006-10-22
time
13:06:33

USJ

author
justfrankie
date
2006-10-21
time
23:17:03

哇哈哈哈哈哈
在哪里?

author
Jeffrey04
date
2006-10-21
time
13:41:01

为什么shock?
我的公司还很靠近你家呢!哈哈
我学的中医只是皮毛。
其实我也想写写关于电脑的东西,不过回到家就不想工作的事,所以都不了了之。

author
justfrankie
date
2006-10-20
time
21:11:58

天啊,不过看到你之前的comment就猜到一点
现在确定了还是很shock
呵呵呵呵呵
你对中药的学问也蛮渊博的哦

author
Jeffrey04
date
2006-10-20
time
19:11:57

是啊,我也是这一行的。可能以后能成为同事。
ISO9002 也有,对吗?

author
justfrankie
date
2006-10-20
time
09:56:58

janet>哦

Frankie>你是IT人?我倒不太想买VB.NET的text了。一来之前买的VB text里面已经有一个chapter是说关于.NET的。至于OO,再看看吧。Statistics,是很有趣没错,但是方程式也很多,会背/读到吐血……

Ling Ling>差不很多吧,谢谢通知

author
Jeffrey04
date
2006-10-20
time
06:06:57

是ISO9000不是ISO9002…

author
Ling Ling
date
2006-10-19
time
22:48:24

If you already have some basic knowledge of Database System, and you are able to bare with reading on the screen, then no reason to buy the book. The book will be outdated very soon. Even though you are going to use VB.net as the reference for your OO subject, it doesn’t matter. The most important thing is you must understand the concept. Its apply to all other languages. Try to relate the statistic knowledge to daily life, you will find it interesting. All the best dude.

author
justfrankie
date
2006-10-19
time
21:36:01

图书馆有时没copy了,因为他没限定,一定要一本让任何人都不能借出。
至于借书,可以借了又借。。。有人借了整个学期呢。

author
janet
date
2006-10-19
time
19:32:10