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Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Inside Active Directory: A System Administrator's Guide, Second Edition (Microsoft Windows Server System)
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional
Authors: Sakari Kouti, Mika Seitsonen
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
Where has this book been?

Wow!! I love this book. I'd trade all my books covering Active Directory for this book in a second. The material is covered at a level of depth that I haven't seen in any other book--and I've looked at most of them. The material is presented in a straightforward manner that doesn't put you to sleep like most MS Press books. An NT4 admin could easily read this book and become an expert at AD. I especially appreciated the chapter on AD security.

Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Learning Perl, Third Edition
Publisher: O'Reilly
Authors: Randal L. Schwartz, Tom Phoenix
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
Quite a useful beginning to Perl

My first experience with Perl was a book that I had bought at a used bookstore. It was terrible! After trudging through that book, I learned some basic Perl, and have been able to write CGI.
However, one day I picked up this book and found there was quite a lot of stuff I had missed. I read it all the way through, did all the exercises, and voila! My Perl has significantly improved.
Of all the O'Reilly books on Perl, this one is the best for a Perl beginner to start with. The two best aspects of this book are the careful, though light-hearted explanation of many perl concepts (some I thought I had known) and the assignments at the end of the chapters and the fact that this book prints the answers in the back (surprisingly few books do that).
This book is definitely geared toward Unix, so if you don't use Unix, I would recommend the Win32/Perl book by O'Reilly. Also, there are a couple points where it is difficult to follow, namely chapter 1, and chapter 19. However, I have used this book as a textbook for my Perl class, and found it is the best by far. Most other books are either too easy, or too cursory. It really is the best beginner's Perl book I have found yet.
Anyhow, in summary, despite some small setbacks, I would strongly recommend this book to beginners, or people who want to brush up on their Perl (especially if they learned it elsewhere). Definitely two thumbs up!

Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Thinking in Java (3rd Edition)
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Authors: Bruce Eckel
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
Best programming book I've ever read

Amazingly its free online ....
Nice PDf format ... Mr Eckel is soo COOL !

Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Beginning Visual C++ 6
Publisher: Wrox
Authors: Ivor Horton
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
Very Helpful Book

This book explains things very well. I would strongly recommend it to a person who wishes to learn C++.