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Product: Book - Paperback
Title: UNIX for Dummies
Publisher: For Dummies
Authors: John R. Levine, Margaret Levine Young
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
Best book on Unix I ever read very informative!!


This book helped me learn the Linux/Unix operating system and taught me many shortcuts for laborius processes



Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Programming Microsoft Visual Basic 6.0
Publisher: Microsoft Press
Authors: Francesco Balena
Rating: 3/5
Customer opinion - 3 stars out of 5
Some VB knowledge required


If you are new to VB, I would recommend buying "Programming in Visual Basic 6.0" by Julia Case Bradley and Anita C. Millspaugh. Francesco's book is written as if you already know some basic stuff about VB. Francesco's book is comprehensive, it's just not for beginners.



Product: Book - Paperback
Title: JavaScript for the World Wide Web: Visual QuickStart Guide (4th Edition)
Publisher: Peachpit Press
Authors: Tom Negrino, Dori Smith
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
Easy for beginners. Lets you develop a good foundation.


I also have the HTML Quick-Start Guide and what I love about these books are their ability to take a seemingly complex and mysterious topic and turn it into something that can be easily learned and made enjoyable. After reading through this book, I gained a better understanding of roll-overs, functions, and scripts just to name a few.
There are chapters devoted to topics like roll-overs (and other fun ways to play with images), working with frames and other browser windows, dynamic HTML, plugins, and cookies. There's also a list of online resources at the book of the book.
Well worth reading, whether you're a novice to JavaScript or not.



Product: Book - Paperback
Title: HTML & XHTML: The Definitive Guide, Fifth Edition
Publisher: O'Reilly
Authors: Chuck Musciano, Bill Kennedy
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
Excellent book


I have read some of the reviews written by some not-so-satisfied readers and I do see their point of view. However, this book is intended for solid HTML, and topics such as CSS belong to another book - Dynamic HTML the definitive reference, which is also an excellent book. I have been working with HTML for quite a few years and this book is my life saver.