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Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Excel 2002 Power Programming with VBA
Publisher: Wiley
Authors: John Walkenbach
Rating: 1/5
Customer opinion - 1 stars out of 5
Overly long and light on content + Snake oil salesman

I went over this book twice. Although I believe I understood most of it, I am not yet a power programmer.This book is an intermediate book on Excel programming. Don't expect to become an expert from it. The book is very well written and John Walkenbach writes in a way that no other programmer does. The book stimulates the interest of the reader in Excel. The examples are well explained. I did not give this book five stars because the Windows API is not explained in depth.According to me the path of the books to Excel programming is:1 Excel The Bible( the second half of the book)2 Excel for Power Programmers3 Excel 2002 VBA Programmer's referenceThe last book in the list is not for inexperienced programmers and is not as pleasant to read( So do not start with it).I also recommend Excel 2002 formulas if the would be programmer does not have an extensive experience in Excel

Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Inside C#, Second Edition
Publisher: Microsoft Press
Rating: 4/5
Customer opinion - 4 stars out of 5
For C++ and Java Programmers

Yes, it's not for beginners and it's not for VB Programmers. If you are C++/Java Programmer and you have been working for 1-2 years then this is your C# Inside book. The author has done a good job with the book but some chapters could be better and this book could be the best selling C# book. I hope that he work on it and update it for C# v 2.0

Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Learning Perl, Third Edition
Publisher: O'Reilly
Authors: Randal L. Schwartz, Tom Phoenix
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
The definitive book on Perl.

This accessible and practical book can make a Non-Programmer into a Proud CGI Guru, given that the beginner understands some basic logical structures, and is willing to meet the authors halfway.
PROBLEM 1: The book assumes a fairly extensive Unix background, so doesn't always explain itself where that's concerned. SOLUTION: Just ignore the bits that don't apply to you and keep going.
PROBLEM 2: The first chapter can be intimidating. SOLUTION: Understand it to be an overview: "Here's what you can do with perl." Run its programs to see how they work, experiment with them, but don't freak out if you don't understand them completely. Alternately, just skip on to Chapter 2.
We enjoyed Learning Perl, and found it a good beginner's book for this language or for programming in general. The touches of humor could be annoying to some, but we thought they added readability and interest.

Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Dynamic HTML: The Definitive Reference (2nd Edition)
Publisher: O'Reilly
Authors: Danny Goodman
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
Great Book...A Must Have for Developers.

Great book! Plenty of clear, concise info regarding all of the elements that make up DHTML. Beginners beware...this isn't for people new to web development. A good background in HTML (at the very least) is almost a must. Otherwise, it's a solid book for the audience it was intended (as with all O'Reilly books).
To the reviewer who only gave it 2 stars due to lack of DHTML content: DHTML is a concept enabled by JavaScript, VBScript, the Document Object Model (DOM), layers, and Cascading Style Sheets (CSS). What part of that did the book not cover?