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Product: Book - Paperback
Title: SQL Server 2000 Stored Procedure & XML Programming, Second Edition
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Osborne Media
Authors: Dejan Sunderic
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
More than Just Stored Procedures!


If you write or maintain apps that use SQL Server or train people to do this, this book is a "must have"! Not just stored procedures, but triggers, user-defined functions, XML and more.
Sunderic includes not only "how", but "why and why not". Several ways to accomplish a given task are described, with pro's and con's for each. It's an INTERESTING book just to browse!



Product: Book - Hardcover
Title: Design Patterns
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional
Authors: Erich Gamma, Richard Helm, Ralph Johnson, John Vlissides
Rating: 4/5
Customer opinion - 4 stars out of 5
fashion design program


we are in the women ready clothes production line and we are looking for a supplier of women clothes fashion design program, please advice the ability of providing such program



Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Mastering Perl for Bioinformatics
Publisher: O'Reilly
Authors: James D. Tisdall
Rating: 3/5
Customer opinion - 3 stars out of 5
Not bad


Basically, this book further develops the author's previous work "Beginning Perl for Bioinformatics" on procedural Perl scripting to object-oriented Perl programming.
You will learn the OOP aspects of Perl in the context of biological problems. For example, this book explains the OOP concepts by developing a Gene class that stores information about a gene. In other books such as Conway's "Object oriented Perl", CD::Music class is given as an example, which I found very boring.
The leap from procedural Perl scripting to object-oriented Perl programming is nontrivial to learn, and I'm sure that this book helps.
Bioperl is the subject of chapter 9 (about 40 pages), and it could have been better if there were more thorough treatment about this module. Readers may also find useful the chapters 6 (DBI), 7 (CGI), and 8 (GD).
If you are new to Perl, read first "Beginning Perl for Bioinformatics", then this book, because this book assumes that you already have the level of Perl knowledge that can be acquired by that previous book.



Product: Book - Hardcover
Title: Digital Design: Principles and Practices and Xilinx 4.2i Student Package (3rd Edition)
Publisher: Prentice Hall
Authors: John F. Wakerly
Rating: 2/5
Customer opinion - 2 stars out of 5
Not a good book for nonECE students >:(


The first four to five chapters are ok. You actually get a chance to learn something useful, like binary arythmetic and switching algebra, as well as how to build some basic circuits (although I often had to search the web for the additional explanation). After that, however, the material becomes so complex and confusing, that after reading it I usually was like "Uh, what did he just talk about?" All in all, I think that the ECE class was a waste of time and I wander why we had to take it in the first place.