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Product: Book - Hardcover
Title: MP - Systems Analysis & Design w/Proj Cases CD
Publisher: McGraw-Hill/Irwin
Authors: Jeffrey L Whitten, Lonnie D. Bentley, Kevin Dittman, Jeffrey Whitten, Lonnie Bentley, Kevin Dittman
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
Wonderful!


Well, I've read this and I'm very satisfied with it's contents. It really helps me a lot since I'm new into Systems Analysis and Design, it provided me several methods on how I will approach a systems development project. Since our company is really keeping at pace with the trends in Info. Tech. I was able to meet our objectives on time and efficiently.



Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Macromedia Dreamweaver MX 2004 Hands-On Training (Hands on Training (H.O.T))
Publisher: Peachpit Press
Authors: Garo Green
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
Dreamweaver


The authors start out by informing us that they are very proud to be teachers. They feel it gives them insight into how students learn. And they do a good job working you through the many features of Dreamweaver. In this respect I recommend this book.
But I've got a bone to pick...
As a hobbyist web builder who has been hand-coding for quite some time but now needs the time-saving power of a program like Dreamweaver - I feel they are teaching some bad habits. In Chapter 6 "Typography" they spend the first 2 pages talking about how the techniques they are about to teach are frowned upon and may one day be considered non-standard code. They also explain that in a later chapter they'll be teaching another way of working with Type that is future-proof. I ask: Why wait? Why not move up that later chapter to Chapter 6 and leave Chapter 6 as a PDF on the CD-ROM?
I'm also not a big fan of table-based design. But I can't fault the authors for embracing it - it's still the best way to get your site to look good on different browsers.
Overall the book is good. Especially for beginners.



Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Access 2003 Bible
Publisher: Wiley
Authors: Cary N. Prague, Michael R. Irwin, Jennifer Reardon
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
The most comprehensive reference you can find...


Cary Prague always writes the best Access books. This one on Access 2003 is no different...it really is the most comprehensive reference you could possibly hope for. Covers XML, ODBC, OLE, all of the data formats supported by Access 2003. The Access 2003 Bible helps find the best ways to avoid and eliminate errors and gives examples on many interesting ways to analyze your info.



Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Building Web Services with Java : Making Sense of XML, SOAP, WSDL, and UDDI (2nd Edition) (Developer's Library)
Publisher: Sams
Authors: Steve Graham, Doug Davis, Simeon Simeonov, Glen Daniels, Peter Brittenham, Yuichi Nakamura, Paul Fremantle, Dieter Koenig, Claudia Zentner
Rating: 2/5
Customer opinion - 2 stars out of 5
Good but Dated


This was the best book on Web Services when it was released in 2001. More recent books by Wiley and MKP will serve you better.