The best way of staying on top of tech is through education. There are plenty of resources out there, but let’s focus on a few tech books that can last you a lifetime.
The Linux Command Line
Linux is one of the more powerful operating systems you can learn. It’s free and open-source with hundreds of distros to choose from.
If you want to take your Linux skills to the next level, you need to master the command line.
The Linux Command Line by William Shotts is the ultimate book that teaches you the Linux command line from beginning to end.
Go from complete beginner to near-expert with this step-by-step guide.
You’ll start with learning to navigate the file system, shell scripting, and more advanced topics.
This book is available for free in PDF format, or a physical copy can be purchased at No Starch Press or Amazon.
Automate the Boring Stuff With Python
Python has been around for over 30 years and is one of the most in-demand coding languages.
If you’ve never coded before, it is a great language to start with, especially because of the easy learning curve, large online community, and versatility.
Also, some aspects of your job may be tedious and annoying. Automate them with Python.
In Automate the Boring Stuff with Python by Al Sweigart, you will learn how to write programs to do something in minutes which would normally take you hours.
If you have no Python experience, the book starts with basic coding lessons too. Eventually, you’ll go from searching for text in a file to automated emails and more.
You can read this book for free on the website, or purchase a physical copy via the publisher or Amazon.
It’s no secret companies like Microsoft, Apple, and Google have made our lives easier. As convenient as the top tech dogs are, they aren’t very private or secure.
Securing your privacy is more important now than ever. But where do you start?
Extreme Privacy is the book that can help. In this book, Michael Bazzell goes into full detail on how to “disappear”.
The book gives practical, real-world examples from clients he’s worked with. It includes document templates and chronological order of events so you don’t get lost.
It breaks down how to keep all aspects of your life private, from computers to pets.
Extreme Privacy is available for purchase through Amazon.
Keep these tech books handy. It’s always best to have physical copies, but consider downloading the PDF or bookmarking the web version so you can reference them from a phone or tablet quickly.
The Linux Command Line is a great resource if you want to master the terminal.
Consider Automate the Boring Stuff With Python if you’re looking to increase your coding skills.
And Extreme Privacy is one of the most in-depth guides to getting off the grid.