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Product: Book - Hardcover
Title: Multi-Objective Optimization Using Evolutionary Algorithms
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Authors: Kalyanmoy Deb, Deb Kalyanmoy
Rating: 4/5
Customer opinion - 4 stars out of 5
Great book; a must for engineers and scientists alike


This is the first complete and updated text on Multi-objective Evolutionary Algorithms (MOEAs), covering all major areas clearly, thoughtfully and thoroughly. Thanks to the development of evolutionary computation MOEAs are now a well established technique for multi-objective optimization that finds multiple effective solutions in a single run. The widely interdisciplinary interest of engineers, scientists and mathematicians towards MOEAs has been evident during the first international conference on this topic (EMO2001,Zurich). The book is extremely useful for researchers working on multi-objective optimization in all branches of engineering and sciences, that will find a complete description of all available methodologies, starting from a detailed description and criticism of classical methods, towards a deep treating of the most advanced evolutionary techniques. Moreover several analytical test cases are given, covering all difficulties a MOEA encounters when converging towards the Pareto Optimal front. This set of test problems, together with several performance measurement parameters are essential when testing a new strategy before its application to a real-world problem. Despite the detail in advanced topics, Deb's book may be also used as a reference-book for a post-graduate course thanks to the scholarly coverage of basic arguments. As a final remark I strongly suggest everyone working on evolutionary computation and optimization to keep this book on the desk.



Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Tricks of the Windows Game Programming Gurus
Publisher: Sams
Authors: Andre Lamothe
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
An excellent book


This book is terrific. I also own Windows Game Programming for dummies, and these book beats it by far. It goes so much more in depth, and covers a ton of stuff that WGPFD didn't. Can't wait for volume II.And,for the reader a couple of comments down, every CD chapter loaded fine for me, so mabye its your COMPUTER that is messed up! Not the CD!
P.S. (I wonder if Andre LaMothe reads these reviews)



Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Official Final Fantasy VII Strategy Guide
Publisher: Bradygames
Authors: David Cassady
Rating: 4/5
Customer opinion - 4 stars out of 5
Decent


This is a great book, which will help any new gamer through the tough times of this game. I rated this book at 4 stars because there are some small things missed, and other small things are described incorrectly. But all the NEEDED information is described clear and well. There are online strategies available from other webpages, but you won't be able to get any better than the pros. Keep up the good work, Eidos Interactive. Anybody who is stuck in Final Fantasy 7, I encourage you to purchase this Strategy Guide.



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: 4/5
Customer opinion - 4 stars out of 5
Best overview of BW hands-on tasks


With this book, you can seat down in front of the terminal and begin using BW right away.
On the other hand, you better have some experience building Data Warehouses prior to using BW. There might be 2 or 3 ways to build a business solution and this book is not necessarily a good source for "best practices" or architecture concepts. A good book that could complement this one is "Mastering the SAP Business Information Warehouse".