Recently, I'm tired of those theoretical parts on commuative algebra. So I hope that someone could recommend me some good textbooks on SINGULAR and Macaulay 2. And I'm wondering whether SINGULAR is better that Macaulay 2?
Thank you in advance!
Recently, I'm tired of those theoretical parts on commuative algebra. So I hope that someone could recommend me some good textbooks on SINGULAR and Macaulay 2. And I'm wondering whether SINGULAR is better that Macaulay 2? Thank you in advance! 


Two remarks:



It is not true that Singular and Macaulay 2 use the same "computational engine (singular)" As far as books are concerned  "Computational Algebraic Geometry'', by Hal Schenck is fantastic. Cambridge University Press, (2003). http://www.amazon.com/ComputationalAlgebraicGeometryMathematicalSociety/dp/0521536502 


In addition to the Macaulay 2 book, there's a book called "A Singular Introduction to Commutative Algebra" by Greuel and Pfister (developers of Singular). Both of these books are good for references, but the books by Cox, Little, and O'Shea are better for reading, I think. 


Also in the book: "Introduction to singularities and deformations" by Gruel, Lossen and Shustin, you can find a lot of material on Singular. 


I found this: Computations in Algebraic Geometry with Macaulay 2 Series: Algorithms and Computation in Mathematics, Vol. 8 Eisenbud, D.; Grayson, D.R.; Stillman, M.; Sturmfels, B. (Eds.) 2002, XVI, 329 p., Hardcover ISBN: 9783540422303 Which is available here: http://www.math.uiuc.edu/Macaulay2/Book/ComputationsBook/book/book.pdf 

