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Product: Book - Paperback
Title: PHP and MySQL for Dynamic Web Sites: Visual QuickPro Guide
Publisher: Peachpit Press
Authors: Larry Ullman
Rating: 2/5
Customer opinion - 2 stars out of 5
Nice Basic. For Beginners + ONLY


Great for begginers. I personally think it's good for begginers but still there are some functions that aren't explaind that well. there are some moments when you can find yourself frustrated.also some parts are too summarized and some too expanded.
I won't recommend it so much. You should buy another
book that edited better.



Product: Book - Hardcover
Title: Designing the User Interface : Strategies for Effective Human-Computer Interaction (4th Edition)
Publisher: Addison Wesley
Authors: Ben Shneiderman, Catherine Plaisant
Rating: 2/5
Customer opinion - 2 stars out of 5
A Verbose Syllabus


This is more of a syllabus with references than an actual textbook. It's even a sensible syllabus; if you want an outline of the important topics in contemporary and historical computer user interfaces, Shneiderman's book will tell you what you need to know. But the utility of this book is unclear; it's not intended to teach the reader how to design interfaces, nor does it teach experimental design and evaluation.
At 600+ pages, it's both terse and verbose. Verbose, because of the "let me tell you what I'm going to tell you, tell you, tell you what I've told you" format favored in this kind of overview. Terse because the "tell you" part is a kind of white-washed summary; as soon as a topic is brought up, several references are trotted out, summarized in one or two lines, and then dismissed. I wanted more depth, more case studies, and a higher-level vantage point.
Despite a short tour of command lines, including natural language text commands, and a 10 page summary of speech recognition and synthesis-based interfaces, "Designing the User Interface" is almost exclusively about contemporary computer graphical user interface design. Better books on GUI design include Johnson's "GUI Bloopers" and Raskin's "The Humane Interface".



Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Apache Cookbook
Publisher: O'Reilly
Authors: Ken Coar, Rich Bowen
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
A set of over 100 common problems faced by Apache handlers


Apache is the most widely used web server in the world, which is a tribute to everyone who has worked to make it a success. It is also open source, which means that the creators and maintainers largely do their tasks for pride and bragging rights rather than for monetary gain. Ironically, the reservation that most people express over open source is the fear that there will be no one to answer the inevitable questions concerning how to get it to work right. This book is a collection of problems and solutions to those problems regarding the customization of Apache after it has been installed. Situations such as restricting access to files, installing SSL, dealing with passwords, working with URLs, security issues, logging events and error handling are examined. Each entry starts with the statement of the problem, the command(s) or code to effect a solution and an explanation of the problem and why the commands are a solution. Pointers to additional information such as books and web sites are also listed at the end of each entry. Where applicable, differences between versions 1.3 and 2.0 are described. Obviously, not every problem that can arise when Apache is running can be covered in a book of 223 pages. Nevertheless, the authors have put together a very valuable collection of over 100 of the most common problems encountered by Apache system administrators. If you are tasked with keeping an Apache server up and serving, then this is a book that you must have. It will also help alleviate the logical reservations you may have about relying on open source software.



Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Microsoft Access 2000/Visual Basic for Applications Fundamentals
Publisher: Microsoft Press
Authors: Evan Callahan
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
Great book


I read this book from the inside out, and that's all somebody needs todo access programing