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Product: Book - Paperback
Title: XSLT : Programmer's Reference (Programmer to Programmer)
Publisher: Wrox
Authors: Michael Kay
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
If you don't have this, GET IT NOW !!!


You absolutely cannot, I repeat CANNOT live w/out this book if you need to work with XML, in otherwords, you canno live w/out it. Kay will save you hours of frustration with his extensive examples and thorough explanations of key topics such as the XSLT processing model, Expressions, XPath, Patterns, and other reference and programming material. Just the Design Patterns and Examples chapters alone are worth more than the book sells for. XSLT forces you not only to program differently but to think and conceptualize your problems and solutions differently, you'll learn to program without the need for variables and by the time you're done with a few examples you'll know more about recurssion than you ever thought you would know, you'll be glad you paid attention in your introductory programming classes in college, if not, you'll be glad you have Kay to help you. He also talks about the history of XSLT, the products available, and most importantly helps you understand what's going on behind the scenes of the technology. As Kay himself says, XLST is the SQL of XML, if you don't master these techniques you'll be lacking an essential part of the skillset needed to develop the applications of now() and tomorrow().... This book serves as a great reference as well as a guide, we've bought a bunch of copies at the office and most of them are nearly worn out, if you're like us and eat, breathe, and sleep XML, you can't do without XSLT....



Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Networking for Dummies, Sixth Edition
Publisher: For Dummies
Authors: Doug Lowe, Doug Lowe
Rating: 1/5
Customer opinion - 1 stars out of 5
The worst book I've ever read


It should be possible to rate with 0 stars! Because that's what this book deserves.
This book is imprecise. Doesn't tell you how to do things, it just says that (by the act of god) things can be done. Sometimes this information is even misleading.
Be aware! If you want to learn something about networking DON'T BUY this book.
If you want my book I can sell it for half the price! (I would give it for free, but this is to protect you)
By the way, Doug Lowe jokes are not that good...



Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Lessons Learned in Software Testing
Publisher: Wiley
Authors: Cem Kaner, James Bach, Bret Pettichord
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
Agile advice for agile testing


This is an excellent book for getting testers' heads straight about what software testing is and is not. The next time I head up a testing team, we'll grab copies of this book and work our way through it over lunch, a few sections each week.
One of the strengths of "Lessons Learned" is that the authors know there is not just one answer. Wisdom is general, and then it has to be applied specifically to the specific situation. "Lessons Learned" helps testers get their passions up about the best, most efficient, most useful ways to understand and work with the project's code, and the clearest, must useful ways to transmit that information to programmers, management, and stakeholders.
Oh, and it's humane and funny--a book you can read for fun, and get wise at the same time. A universe away from the understanding that thinks testing is just making lists and checking them off.



Product: Book - Paperback
Title: 3ds max 6 Animation: CG Filmmaking from Concept to Completion (Consumer)
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Osborne Media
Authors: Barrett Fox
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
great book


I just received my copy, this is not much of a review but I have a question, i will update this as soon as i have my review.
My question: is it normal that the book comes with 2 cd-roms? And why are on the 2 cd-roms the same data?