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Product: Book - Hardcover
Title: C# and the .NET Platform, Second Edition
Publisher: Apress
Authors: Andrew Troelsen
Rating: 1/5
Customer opinion - 1 stars out of 5
Very good book, good presentation of .NET platform.


- No chapter on the .NET XML types. - No chapter on the .NET remoting.
but its a very clear book with a good presentaion of C# and the .NET platform.



Product: Book - Hardcover
Title: CCNA: Cisco Certified Network Associate Study Guide, Deluxe Edition
Publisher: Sybex Inc
Authors: Todd Lammle
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
All You Need to Pass the CCNA!


Awesome book. I have moderate experience and a lot of this was childs play, but he goes further than what you need to know, which is good because it will help you with the trick questions which are probing you to see if you just memorized answers. I'm going for the gusto CCNP and CCIE for the next 6 months so i bought the simulator. it's cool, and is a cheap way to get a lot of hands on experience without your boss screaming at you for bringing the network down (I had that problem, jobless now though). If you just want the CCNA and are on a budget then you don't need the simulator if you can visualize doing the commands. but get it if you're going further than CCNA. my only beef with the book is that a CCIE obviously didn't proof read it, the author shouldn't proofread his own work because things slip and about 4-5 times i found myself stumped and going through the book to find some correlation only to found that it was a typo, not a misspelling but a false double negative statement (he must have changed his mind on how he was going to say it and didn't complete it), i found a couple of them, and a couple review questions with the answer being contrictory to his explanation. so if you're find a contradiction, look it up and write/scratch the sentence.Good luck!



Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Mastering Lotus Notes and Domino 6
Publisher: Sybex Books
Authors: Cate McCoy, Matt Riggsby, Scot Haberman
Rating: 1/5
Customer opinion - 1 stars out of 5
Very Disappointed


I am a user of lotus notes I consider myself a beginner and found this book helpful, educational and easy to follow. I highly recommend this book. I am now considering changing my job title to include .... Master !! Thank you for making my job that much easier... Keep the books coming!!



Product: Book - Paperback
Title: ColdFusion MX Bible
Publisher: Wiley
Authors: Adam Phillip Churvis, Hal Helms, Charlie Arehart, David Churvis
Rating: 4/5
Customer opinion - 4 stars out of 5
The Bottom Line


I have 2 books about ColdFusion. This one and Dreamweaver MX 2004 with ASP, ColdFusion and PHP: Training from the Source.
This book: Great if you want to learn how to hand-code applications using ColdFusion MX. Very in-depth covering all aspects of ColdFusion. This book does not deal with dialog based apps like Dreamweaver. You can hand-code with DW, however.
The other book (DW MX 2004 w/ASP, CF and PHP: TFTS): Wonderful if you want to learn how to create applications with DreamWeaver specifically as it goes through all the dialog based application development.
Both books are excellent. I have both because I want to know the code behind my apps but I don't necessarily want to have to always type code.