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Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Beginning JavaScript Second Edition
Publisher: Wrox
Authors: Paul Wilton
Rating: 4/5
Customer opinion - 4 stars out of 5
ok but not so inclusive

this book is quite good but it lacks a sense of complete book for a java programmer. I will prefer the javascript book from stefen koch as to be more better than this. Stefen koch is a programmer by Netscape. Sultan Zahir Khan

Product: Book - Hardcover
Title: The Algorithm Design Manual
Publisher: Springer
Authors: Steve S. Skiena
Rating: 4/5
Customer opinion - 4 stars out of 5
Quite a useful repository of algorithms

This book has some excellent information about writing and selecting algorithms, step by step, as well as plenty of pointers to outside information. Chapter 8 in particular is an invaluable reference for quickly implementing a solution to any of many varied problems.
However, the textual explanations are sometimes confusing, with significant "jumps" between concepts that could throw off the beginning algorist. Furthermore, the author discounts entire paradigms of computer programming, giving the text a biased and unbalanced feel.

Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Developing J2EE Applications with WebSphere Studio: IBM Certified Enterprise Developer (IBM Certification Study Guides)
Publisher: Mc Press
Authors: Howard Kushner, Colin Yu, Doug Weatherbee, Gene Van Sant
Rating: 4/5
Customer opinion - 4 stars out of 5
Not just a certification guide

This book is written to serve two goals. First, it is a guide for anyone using WebSphere Studio to develop enterprise applications. Second, it is a study guide for those intending on taking IBM Certification Test 287. Due to the dual nature of these goals there may be certain parts of the book that someone studying for the certification test is already familiar with especially when it comes to knowledge of the basics of WebSphere Studio. However, the excellent coverage of the test objectives makes this a minor issue.
For the person looking for a guide to enterprise development using WebSphere, this book will get them quickly up to speed. The various pieces of J2EE are explained briefly while how they are programmed using WebSphere Studio is very well explained. The book does not serve as a complete primer on Servlets, JSPs, EJBs, etc but it does serve as an excellent guide to programming these in WebSphere Studio and installing them in WebSphere Application Server. For the person looking to study for the IBM certification exam, they will find an excellent guide that clearly identifies each objective of the test and points to which chapter covers which objectives. The one thing missing however is sample test questions. Although some sample questions are available on the IBM web site, additional questions and study advice would have been helpful.
Overall, I can recommend this book for either those using WebSphere Studio for development or those intending on taking the certification exam.

Product: Book - Paperback
Title: CCIE Routing and Switching Exam Cram (Exam: 350-001)
Publisher: Coriolis Group Books
Authors: Henry Benjamin, Dmitry Bokotey, Thomas M. Thomas II
Rating: 3/5
Customer opinion - 3 stars out of 5
I give it an upgrade to 3 Stars!!

Initially I slated it for 2 stars, because I didn't feel the material was very meaty. I know it's supposed to be a Cram, but sorry, it just didn't have what I was looking for. The more I studied, the less I referenced this book.BUT, now, on the night before my exam, I'm taking the 100 question test in the back of the book and I'm impressed with it. The questions seem to be on the mark and challenging. You get an upgrade! 3 Stars!