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Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Photoshop Elements 2 Solutions: The Art of Digital Photography
Publisher: Sybex Inc
Authors: Mikkel Aaland
Rating: 1/5
Customer opinion - 1 stars out of 5
Avoid like the plague


I bought this book expecting the enclosed CD to be a full tutorial. It is not. If you read far enough into the fine print it does say it is a trial (read demo) copy. To my sorrow I didn't see this; all I read was "100 before images" and "follow along with the book". Sounds great, but what you get is software that shows you what the real thing WOULD do if you bought it. Legal but morally reprehensible.



Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Don't Make Me Think: A Common Sense Approach to Web Usability
Publisher: New Riders Press
Authors: Steve Krug
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
A MUST FOR SMART WEB DESIGN


If you design web sites and want to be GOOD at it, you have to read this book. I tell everyone about it. It makes sense, it's written in a funny conversational manner and brings what should be obvious ideas to the forefront. READ IT!



Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Java for the Web with Servlets, JSP, and EJB: A Developer's Guide to J2EE Solutions
Publisher: Sams
Authors: Budi Kurniawan
Rating: 2/5
Customer opinion - 2 stars out of 5
Decent book but too many typos


I tried to run those examples included in this book with the same versions of tomcat and jboss as used by Budi, but i always got some errors; the one that still makes me scratching my ass is the tassie online bookstore, i kept receiving "[Root exception is ava.lang.ClassNotFoundException: org.jnp.interfaces.NamingContextFactory]", even with every possible .jar from jboss/client/ is included in the classpath.



Product: Book - Paperback
Title: The Essential Guide to Telecommunications (3rd Edition)
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Authors: Annabel Z. Dodd
Rating: 1/5
Customer opinion - 1 stars out of 5
Junk


This book makes far too many assumptions about the previous knowledge of its readers with regard to this topic. I wanted this book to learn more about this this subject. All it did was reinforce what i do not know.