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Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Sams Teach Yourself SQL in 10 Minutes, Third Edition
Publisher: Sams
Authors: Ben Forta
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
A+ for Students


If you're a student taking any type SQL course then get this book. Super handy and a quick reference. Gives some of the differences in MS Access and Oracle when using the same type of command because they can and do differ sometimes. Get it if you're not an SQL guru. I'm not either. You won't regret it.



Product: Book - Plastic Comb
Title: Digital Photography for Dummies, Quick Reference
Publisher: For Dummies
Authors: David D. Busch, David D. Busch
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
Great pocket introduction for beginners!


I've read the author's "Digital Photography All In One Desk Reference for Dummies" and "Mastering Digital SLR Photography" and feel fortunate that he is one of the few photographers writing these books among the glut of computer book writers taking a stab at it. So, I purchased this book as an introductory guide for my wife, expecting to find the same clear, accurate coverage of digital photography. I was not disappointed.

All the basics are here, general enough to cover any brand of digital camera, but specific enough to be of use. Because it really is a "quick reference" it will not be the only digital photo book you need. However, it has good information for the beginner and can be used as a reference to answer quick questions. More advanced photographers should avoid this book, because it really is just an intro.



Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Sams Teach Yourself Microsoft Visual Basic .NET 2003 (VB .NET) in 24 Hours Complete Starter Kit
Publisher: Sams
Authors: James Foxall
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
Another excellent book by Foxall!


I'm a big fan of Foxall's books, particularly his MCSD in a Nutshell book. This is an excellent introduction to Visual Basic .NET. Visual Basic .NET is a different beast from Visual Basic 6, and this book does a good job of teaching you the new way of doing things. I was a little afraid of getting a book that rehashes vb 6 material, but this book is clearly a ".NET" book. Highly recommended!



Product: Book - Hardcover
Title: Spatial Databases: With Application to GIS
Publisher: Morgan Kaufmann
Authors: Philippe Rigaux, Michel O. Scholl, Agnes Voisard
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
A textbook geared to advanced GIS analysts


Very nicely written book. It is quite technical, with a very detailed and mathematically-oriented exposition. More suitable for a classroom teaching or for a GIS software developer/expert analyst than for the average user. Contains great chapters on representation of spatial objects and concepts, and computational geometry algorithms.
A must have for a GIS software developer or a GIS analyst trying to gain a deeper understanding of GIS database organization and optimal query algorithms. Too deep for beginners and occasional GIS users.