Free-programming-books: 29 broken links

Created on 10 Aug 2020  Β·  4Comments  Β·  Source: EbookFoundation/free-programming-books

I used https://github.com/tcort/markdown-link-check to scan the links on the English resources page, and found some dead links:

1843 links checked.

ERROR: 29 dead links found!
[βœ–] https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/mssmallbiz/2017/07/11/largest-free-microsoft-ebook-giveaway-im-giving-away-millions-of-free-microsoft-ebooks-again-including-windows-10-office-34
[βœ–] http://dces.essex.ac.uk/staff/rpoli/gp-field-guide/toc.html β†’ Status: 404
[βœ–] http://www.cleveralgorithms.com/nature-inspired/ β†’ Status: 404
[βœ–] http://csunplugged.org/books/ β†’ Status: 404
[βœ–] http://www.ethoberon.ethz.ch/WirthPubl/CBEAll.pdf β†’ Status: 0
[βœ–] http://people.cs.aau.dk/~csj/Thesis/ β†’ Status: 0
[βœ–] http://schoolofdata.org/handbook/ β†’ Status: 503
[βœ–] https://people.math.gatech.edu/~cain/winter99/complex.html β†’ Status: 0
[βœ–] https://people.math.gatech.edu/~herod/Hspace/Hspace.html β†’ Status: 0
[βœ–] https://people.math.gatech.edu/~cain/notes/calculus.html β†’ Status: 0
[βœ–] http://scpd.stanford.edu/knuth/index.jsp β†’ Status: 404
[βœ–] https://developer.android.com/guide β†’ Status: 0
[βœ–] http://www.oualline.com/books.free/style/ β†’ Status: 0
[βœ–] http://codebeerstartups.com/2012/12/a-complete-guide-for-learning-backbone-js/ β†’ Status: 404
[βœ–] https://bulletproofmeteor.com β†’ Status: 503
[βœ–] http://docs.kali.org β†’ Status: 403
[βœ–] https://common-lisp-reserve.github.io/solid-design-principles-in-common-lisp/solid-design-principles-in-common-lisp.pdf β†’ Status: 404
[βœ–] https://github.com/clojurians-org/lisp-ebook/blob/master/Successful%20Lisp%20How%20to%20Understand%20and%20Use%20Common%20Lisp%20-%20David%20B.%20Lamkins.pdf β†’ Status: 451
[βœ–] http://www.wolfram.com/learningcenter/tutorialcollection/ β†’ Status: 404
[βœ–] http://books.sonatype.com/m2eclipse-book/reference/ β†’ Status: 403
[βœ–] http://downloads.mysql.com/docs/mysql-tutorial-excerpt-5.5-en.pdf β†’ Status: 404
[βœ–] http://www.ravichaganti.com//blog/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/A%20layman's%20guide%20to%20PowerShell%202.0%20remoting-v2.pdf β†’ Status: 404
[βœ–] https://www.gitbook.com/book/devopscollective/secrets-of-powershell-remoting/details β†’ Status: 0
[βœ–] https://www.penflip.com/powershellorg/the-dsc-book β†’ Status: 0
[βœ–] http://inventwithpython.com/chapters/ β†’ Status: 404
[βœ–] http://books.aidanf.net/learn-swift β†’ Status: 0
[βœ–] https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/using-swift-cocoa-objective/id888894773?mt=11 β†’ Status: 500
[βœ–] http://www.invece.org/tclwise/index.html β†’ Status: 404
[βœ–] https://makinggameswithtypescript.com β†’ Status: 0

PR requested

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there are some false positives here. for example, https://people.math.gatech.edu/~cain/winter99/complex.html is actually a working link, it probably got flagged prob cuz of some webserver config issue.
https://developer.android.com/guide also seems to be working.

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there are some false positives here. for example, https://people.math.gatech.edu/~cain/winter99/complex.html is actually a working link, it probably got flagged prob cuz of some webserver config issue.
https://developer.android.com/guide also seems to be working.

@eshellman I'd like to take this on. Please assign.

I doubt @borgified would mind.

I've gone through the entire list of broken links here and fixed the ones that were broken, lots more were either already removed or actually working but did not pass the automated link check. Submitted a PR.

Details:

Not broken:

[βœ–] https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/mssmallbiz/2017/07/11/largest-free-microsoft-ebook-giveaway-im-giving-away-millions-of-free-microsoft-ebooks-again-including-windows-10-office-34
[βœ–] http://people.cs.aau.dk/~csj/Thesis/ β†’ Status: 0
[βœ–] http://schoolofdata.org/handbook/ β†’ Status: 503
[βœ–] https://people.math.gatech.edu/~cain/winter99/complex.html β†’ Status: 0
[βœ–] https://people.math.gatech.edu/~herod/Hspace/Hspace.html β†’ Status: 0
[βœ–] https://people.math.gatech.edu/~cain/notes/calculus.html β†’ Status: 0
[βœ–] https://developer.android.com/guide β†’ Status: 0
[βœ–] http://www.oualline.com/books.free/style/ β†’ Status: 0
[βœ–] http://docs.kali.org β†’ Status: 403
[βœ–] https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/using-swift-cocoa-objective/id888894773?mt=11 β†’ Status: 500

No longer in .md file:

[βœ–] http://dces.essex.ac.uk/staff/rpoli/gp-field-guide/toc.html β†’ Status: 404
[βœ–] http://www.cleveralgorithms.com/nature-inspired/ β†’ Status: 404
[βœ–] http://csunplugged.org/books/ β†’ Status: 404
[βœ–] http://www.ethoberon.ethz.ch/WirthPubl/CBEAll.pdf β†’ Status: 0
[βœ–] http://scpd.stanford.edu/knuth/index.jsp β†’ Status: 404
[βœ–] http://codebeerstartups.com/2012/12/a-complete-guide-for-learning-backbone-js/ β†’ Status: 404
[βœ–] https://bulletproofmeteor.com β†’ Status: 503
[βœ–] https://common-lisp-reserve.github.io/solid-design-principles-in-common-lisp/solid-design-principles-in-common-lisp.pdf β†’ Status: 404
[βœ–] https://github.com/clojurians-org/lisp-ebook/blob/master/Successful%20Lisp%20How%20to%20Understand%20and%20Use%20Common%20Lisp%20-%20David%20B.%20Lamkins.pdf β†’ Status: 451
[βœ–] https://www.penflip.com/powershellorg/the-dsc-book β†’ Status: 0
[βœ–] http://inventwithpython.com/chapters/ β†’ Status: 404
[βœ–] http://books.aidanf.net/learn-swift β†’ Status: 0
[βœ–] http://www.invece.org/tclwise/index.html β†’ Status: 404
[βœ–] https://makinggameswithtypescript.com β†’ Status: 0

Actually broken:

[βœ–] http://www.wolfram.com/learningcenter/tutorialcollection/ β†’ Status: 404
[βœ–] http://books.sonatype.com/m2eclipse-book/reference/ β†’ Status: 403
[βœ–] http://downloads.mysql.com/docs/mysql-tutorial-excerpt-5.5-en.pdf β†’ Status: 404
[βœ–] http://www.ravichaganti.com//blog/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/A%20layman's%20guide%20to%20PowerShell%202.0%20remoting-v2.pdf β†’ Status: 404
[βœ–] https://www.gitbook.com/book/devopscollective/secrets-of-powershell-remoting/details β†’ Status: 0

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