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Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Official Final Fantasy VII Strategy Guide
Publisher: Bradygames
Authors: David Cassady
Rating: 2/5
Customer opinion - 2 stars out of 5
NO NO NO NO!


The guide for FFVII is very explanatory! It gives me the information that no other guide (online or published) could ever help me with. A definite must-have for FFVII owners!



Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Starting an eBay Business for Dummies
Publisher: For Dummies
Authors: Marsha Collier
Rating: 4/5
Customer opinion - 4 stars out of 5
read this book


This is a book that everyone that desires to sell on on-line auctions should read. Marsha is down to earth. I just attended eBay Live in Anaheim, CA & she conducted several seminars. I have also attended eBay University in Clearwater, FL where she spoke. She does not just tell you how to do the business, she successfully does the business and shares what she has learned over a long period of time! This book is a small investment that will pay off big time!



Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Sams Teach Yourself ABAP/4 in 21 Days
Publisher: Sams
Authors: Ken Greenwood
Rating: 4/5
Customer opinion - 4 stars out of 5
Good but not support version 4.0


What really annoyed me was that the book does not state that you need to be on a R/3 system to actually do any ABAP/4 coding exercises, although you can run the screen cams from the CD. However, any technical person will tell you nothing beats "hands-on" practice. Having said that, the book is a good starting point.



Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Borland C++Builder 6 Developer's Guide
Publisher: Sams
Authors: Jarrod Hollingworth, Paul Gustavson, Bob Swart, Mark Cashman
Rating: 4/5
Customer opinion - 4 stars out of 5
A goldmine with no maps


This is very useful raw material, full of very hands-on examples and advice, and thus valuable to a 5 star level, but the CD-only chapters are a serious problem. The problem is not just that the printed version is missing so much stuff, and that the paperback is unwieldy anyway, it's that the whole approach to the "fat book" issue is idiotic. PDF is an irritating format to begin with, but I have run into some annotated and indexed PDF files that are searchable and user-friendly, so it can be done. Yet nothing of the sort is true here, no effort was wasted on this puppy! You end up with a partial print book and a completely separate plain PDF file of the full book. Of course you discover entirely different page numbers in the printed and the on-CD PDF versions. Then, in addition, in Acrobat the page numbers shown on-screen don't match the numbers in the goto bar (you have to keep adding an offset of 42 pages), plus the PDF file has no hot links, not even the chapter headings, there is no search index, so it's about as dead a PDF as you can get. It's so disappointing that you can seldom find the examples that are there and that you need without a major hunt using a slow string search tool. The most practical ways to use this book are to either read whole sections and remember them, or open it at random and look around. The failure-to-use-available-technology factor is an insult to everyone involved. For all of the work the writers put into it -and this IS by far the best BCB material on the market- hopefully next time they will choose a publisher who gives a hoot.