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Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Essential ASP.NET With Examples in C#
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional
Authors: Fritz Onion
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
Excellent book on asp.net

This book is excellent source of asp.net info. The writer went deep inside the technology with simple English. The very first chapter gives good overview of the asp.net architecture that you don't find in most of the other books. And not to mention the slim size......this book won't break your wrist.

Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Learning UNIX Operating System, Fifth Edition
Publisher: O'Reilly
Authors: Jerry Peek, Grace Todino-Gonguet, John Strang
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
valuable out of the box

The first day I brought this book to work it paid for itself. It helped me solve a problem that had been pestering me for a week. Bigger than a tutorial but smaller than the 1000-page administrator tomes, this book is just the right size for the Unix neophyte. Now that it's proved its value, I'm actually going to read it.

Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Beginning JavaScript Second Edition
Publisher: Wrox
Authors: Paul Wilton
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
Thank You, Paul Wilton!

I bought the first edition of this text five years ago when I was just beginning to learn JavaScript, and I still refer to it on a regular basis despite having several other more advanced texts on Javascript, because the information in this text is so complete and well-explained. I am writing this review today because the book is here on my desktop as I am working on a script, and it occurred to me that I should take a moment to acknowledge what a valuable resource it has been for me.

The first edition is dated, of course, due to browser changes mainly. The transition from Classic ASP to ASP.NET is another area where the technology has changed, but the basic information on the language itself is as relevant as ever. That notwithstanding, I'll have to purchase the 2nd edition now that I'm aware of it's existence.

This book will gently but firmly take you from knowing nothing about Javascript to programming at an advanced beginner to intermediate level, and once you have worked through the entire book, you'll find yourself using it as a reference for the details of syntax or the useful little tricks, as well as the excellent documentation of the Javascript core and the various object models.

If you are looking for information on more advanced techniques, such as object-oriented construction or extension, or very advanced DHTML, you might consider a text such as Danny Goodman's, or the Wrox Professional JavaScript 2nd Ed., or the Javascript Developers Dictionary which is available new for just a few bucks and is not bad at all.

Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Math Into LaTeX
Publisher: Birkhauser
Authors: George Gr├Ątzer
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
An excellent introduction to typesetting math in LaTeX

Math into LaTeX provides and excellent introduction to typesetting math in LaTeX for technical documents, web pages and books.
The book provides a short introduction to the overall use of LaTeX. This section is not the most exhaustive text on the topic, but provides all the fundamental information for a user start preparing a LaTeX document, assuming the user has LaTeX installed and has some basic knowledge of creating LaTeX documents.
The book's core provides numerous useful details and examples of how to typeset math, both simple and complex, using either LaTeX commands or AMS-LaTeX commands. This is the most important aspect of the book and is supported with many important examples using both LaTeX and AMS-LaTeX document classes with supporting example articles to be found in the appendix.
Valuable chapters include how to write books in LaTeX with details of how to handle large bibliographies and indices. Additionally, the complex issue of how to format math for web based publications is also presented in some detail.
Lastly, the structure of the book is very clear and formatted ideally, providing the reader with an excellent example of how to typeset and structure a book using LaTeX.