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Product: Book - Hardcover
Title: Web Services
Publisher: Springer
Authors: Gustavo Alonso, Fabio Casati, Harumi Kuno, Vijay Machiraju
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
Excellent book on web services


A very nice introductory book on Web services, much different from all the others on this topic. Excellent overview of the problematics of service oriented architectures on the Web and of their relationships with their EAI counterparts (corba,rpc,..).



Product: Book - Paperback
Title: JavaScript: The Definitive Guide
Publisher: O'Reilly
Authors: David Flanagan
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
Learned it in just two weeks...


Using this book, and having never written a stitch of JavaScript in my life, I constructed a complete, dynamic, client side treeview that can render 1000s of nodes in seconds, by using the object-oriented concepts in this book and creating my own JavaScript objects. That one-star review below is absurd: if you're going to use the language, use the FEATURES of the language! Now, as for JavaScript itself, it is a phenomenally powerful language. It is not the language itself that has relegated it to the status of a toy-- rather it is the -----poor cross platform support for it in browsers, and the fact that nobody can make any money from it.
If you want to know why there are no other, more recent books available on JavaScript, buy this book: then you'll know. The competition have simply closed their doors on this one.



Product: Book - Textbook Binding
Title: Design of the UNIX Operating System (Prentice Hall Software Series)
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Authors: Maurice J. Bach
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
Excellent explaination of SysV internals and design


UNIX in its many derivatives is a 30-year old operating system. Why has it stood the test of time? Because it was designed with a simple philosophy: to give the user the ability to create his own tools to solve problems. This book has been a classic in UNIX architecture since it was published in 1987. Although some of the sections are a bit dated (e.g., IPC, file systems), it is still a valuable source of information. You will begin to understand the design philosophy of UNIX after reading this book. You will see why some of the design decisions were made (primarily due to the hardware of the time) and some of the really neat kluges that was devised to get around those problems. This book deserves its status as one of classics of UNIX literature. I highly recommend it.



Product: Book - Paperback
Title: DNS and BIND, Fourth Edition
Publisher: O'Reilly
Authors: Paul Albitz, Cricket Liu
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
A "must have" for system administrators


Learning about DNS is often hard due to the lack of good information that can be found on the subject. "DNS and Bind" answered all of my questions and more. Any administrator knows that looking after DNS servers can sometimes be a nightmare, but with this book at your side you will be able to diagnose problems quickly and feel comfortable doing so