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bitcoin programming book

is there any reference or authoritative resource, or book on bitcoin programming? Bitcoin is dubbed "programmable money" but there is no obvious resource for how to do it aside from trudging through ...
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To what is bitcoind memory usage bound?

I am interested in running a well-connected node, and I was wondering: is the memory footprint directly correlated to the number of connections? And more broadly: with what RAM usage increases?
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Does Bitcoin-QT use more CPU when its idle than during synchronization?

I am running the standard client on a micro Amazon EC2 instance. When I am synchronising Bitcoin with the network, it uses about 50% of the available CPU. After it is fully synchronised, I leave it ...
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I'm trying to run Bitcoin on a weak computer, which client consumes the least resources?

I am running the standard client on a weak computer (Windows environment). It often is slow and unresponsive, and takes a noticeable chunk of the hard drive. I would want to replace it with some ...
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Any books about Bitcoin?

Thanks for any link/author+title. I prefer max. 2 years to the past if possible. If you know about some book that will be published in the near future, you can mention it too.
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Bitcoin animation from The Good Wife S03E13

Is the Bitcoin-related animation that appeared in The Good Wife S03E13, quite similar to the one on WeUseCoins, available anywhere on the internet in full?
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Are there scientific studies related to the Bitcoin technology?

Besides “Bitcoin: A Peer-to-Peer Electronic Cash System”, which is more like a brief description of the general framework, are there other ‘scientific or research grade’ studies about Bitcoin ...
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What are some good resources for understanding Bitcoin?

I've tried to read about what a Bitcoin is, how to mine, etc. I find them to be confusing in that I don't understand the underlying factors driving Bitcoin. Everything I've read seems to assume the ...