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Product: Book - Paperback
Title: The Ultimate VB .NET and ASP.NET Code Book
Publisher: Apress
Authors: Karl Moore
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5

I heard this book was a best-seller and i see why after buying it. When so many books have such poor information on REAL developers, this is the one shining light. i bought Mr Moore's "Tutorials", but this is his ultimate piece of work.. if you ues VB .NET or ASP.NET you have to BUY THIS, you will be amazed!!

Product: Book - Paperback
Title: SAP BW: A Step by Step Guide for BW 2.0
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional
Authors: Biao Fu, Henry Fu
Rating: 3/5
Customer opinion - 3 stars out of 5
The book helped me, but I am not happy with the book

I am an ABAPer, working on a BW project, and have access to BW system to carryout some self-study. I needed some reference to guide me through various aspects of BW technical tasks.
Having read some reviews and browsing many of the BW books in the market, I felt that this book is the one I need. I didn't want the theory behind data warehousing. I needed to know what each of those BW objects are, how they are related, and how to create them.
I am somewhat satisfied with the book as far as what I wanted to learn right now. However, I think much more could have been done. Surprisingly, I don't see any other book on BW that shows 'how to.'
The CD that comes with the book is a joke. Completely worthless to me.
If you have gone through BW training, this book may not be of much use to you. If you can find some other book that deals with fundamental technical aspects of BW, you might want to consider that. If you have nothing to refer to, you will be OK in purchasing this book.

Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Java Network Programming, Third Edition
Publisher: O'Reilly
Authors: Elliotte Rusty Harold
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
Good intro to Java network programming

I had a couple years experience with Java, but knew nothing about network programming. I bought this book, and started writing fairly sophisticated network code (chat rooms, online games, web browsing software, etc.) by the time I was halfway through. I wouldn't recommend this book to Java beginners, but I would definitely recommend it to more experienced Java coders who are new to network programming. Since some readers have complained that this book is out of date, I would remind everyone that a new edition is due out in August of 2000. Don't be swayed by anyone who rates this book solely on the basis that it is outdated; just hold out for the second edition.

Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Dreamweaver MX 2004 for Dummies
Publisher: For Dummies
Authors: Janine Warner, Susannah Gardner
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
A Very Complex Program, Made Easy

Here's a little secret: HTML is easy. A good, useable, expandable Web site, though, that's a lot harder, and Dreamweaver is the tool that every professional Web developer I know uses; it's the Mack truck of Web editors. Susannah Gardner and Janine Warner should get a medal for writing a Dummies book for this mega-program, and for doing such a good job with it, that medal ought to be gold. In a mere 390 pages, they cover: Defining and planning Web sites, streamlining your work with templates and library items, working with images, HTML tables, frames, layers, DHTML, JavaScript "behaviors" (as Dreamweaver calls them), integrating with other Macromedia programs like Flash and Fireworks, using forms, and integrating dynamic (i.e. database driven) content. Whew! I recommend the book for anyone who is new to the program, and wants to start out leaning the basics and go all the way to the most advanced uses. However, if you're already an expert Web developer and need more depth on a particular area of Web development, you may want to pick up a different book specific to the task you're trying to do (database integration, for example). What this book does is give you a complete VIP tour of the program, and explain what every part of it can be used for. It's a great first book. Oh, one more thing: The 2004 version of Dreamweaver has a few new changes, including: it handles MS Office importing better, and though it's not yet perfect, it's much better at handling CSS now; if that's important to you, you should upgrade, and get this book.