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Product: Book - Hardcover
Title: Domain-Driven Design: Tackling Complexity in the Heart of Software
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional
Authors: Eric Evans
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
Superb and original

This book may change the way you think about software design. Of all the software books I purchased over the last year, this book ranks as one of the most important (another is Lean Software Development by Mary and Tom Poppendieck). The book presents an elegant pattern language to help the modeler understand and design the domain in which he is crafting software. The pattern language addresses both the human factor of modeling (i.e., effective communication with all stakeholders) and the technique of modeling (i.e., the application of object concepts).
This well-organized book succeeds on many levels:
* It helps prepare the modeler to work with his domain by suggesting he must develop the right mindset and communicate with the people who understand the domain.
* Emphasizing the need to keep the domain model as pure as possible, it explains the absolute fundamentals of a domain model, including the all-important notions of entities, value objects, services, and modules. It presents the object-lifecycle, including the mechanisms of factory and repository (and their advantages).
* It provides techniques for object discovery and refinement and model flexibility.
* It provides ideas for organizing cooperative teams.
* It is highly compatible with agile processes, such as eXtreme Programming (XP). In fact, the author himself has practiced XP.
This book should be the second book a novice modeler should purchase. A seasoned modeler should buy this book immediately.

Product: Book - Paperback
Title: PeopleSoft Integration Tools
Publisher: Osborne/McGraw-Hill
Authors: Stewart Miller
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5

This book gave our company just what we needed, a clear view into the PeopleSoft Integration Tool environment.
It was extremely helpful to us in many ways. We are very pleased with this book as it offers us an excellent perspective into our business systems.

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
Strongly recommended with a few reservations

I found Fritz Onion's explanation of ASP.NET w/ C# to be very good at what it does. That said, I feel that a few warnings are in order:

- This book is not a programming introduction
- Those totally unfamiliar with web programming may find this book difficult to use
- This book is not a C# tutorial
- This book does not cover any particular area of ASP.NET with incredible detail, it is merely an overview. (For example, this book spends maybe 20 or 30 pages on server controls. For more detail on this particular area, something like "Developing Microsoft ASP.NET Server Controls and Components" from the Microsoft Press might be more appropriate.)

This book provides a great starting point for semi-experienced web developers and traditional programmers to delve into ASP.NET. If you'll be developing in C#, I'd recommend picking up a copy of this book along with the Deitel Developer series C# for experienced programmers. Between those two and the Microsoft VS libraries (if you're developing with Visual Studio), you should be well on your way to developing useful web apps with Visual Studio using ASP.NET and C#. Overall this book gets 5 stars, but it's only good at what it does and it is certainly not a catch-all.

Product: Book - Paperback
Title: A+ Certification for Dummies
Publisher: For Dummies
Authors: Ron Gilster
Rating: 1/5
Customer opinion - 1 stars out of 5
The Blind leading the Foolish

This book had a Gross Amount of Errors Wich will leave you confused and angry that you baught this book you will have to re learn everything From another book It is Not recomended By Comptia, and the Guy Gives a Half effort to try and make it hummorus DON'T BUY THIS BOOK!