When starting development in Magento 2, without further knowledge in 1.9. Are there any good books out there you guys recommend? Of course php and a course in it, but what about the rest.
I do not think till now any book is available for Magento 2 till now , Once it is released as final version than you may expect a book on this.
Just started the first chapter "Install Magento 2 on Apache and Nginx" from "mage2cookbook". Really helpful book thanks to suggest.
Here is the list of all the Magento 2 books available at this moment:
Alan Kent (e-book series in progress):
I personally have read all the Magento 2 books from Packtpub and they are excellent books that cover everything you need to know about Magento 2.
AFAIK the only two titles still missing are:
You can also refer to my curated list of Magento resources on: https://github.com/aleron75/mageres
Hope it helps.
I don't think there is any book available for the Magento 2
You can easily search it in Google.