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Product: Book - Paperback
Title: The Code Book: The Science of Secrecy from Ancient Egypt to Quantum Cryptography
Publisher: Anchor
Authors: SIMON SINGH
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
a difficult topic converted to pleasure via great writing


mr singh's exposition of the history of secret codes and their cracking is ambitiously aimed squarely at the popular market and hits right on target with a tight, enjoyable, instructive and readable book. well done!



Product: Book - Hardcover
Title: Testing Object-Oriented Systems: Models, Patterns, and Tools (The Addison-Wesley Object Technology Series)
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional
Authors: Robert V. Binder
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
Serious about QA read this


This book is an excellent source for the novice and the experienced SQA Engineer. It covers most aspects of SW testing at a very practical level. Explanations and illustrations are well focused and the code samples can save you many hours of design and implementation time. The theory provies a solid foundation, important to do serious QA.



Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Code Complete
Publisher: Microsoft Press
Authors: Steve McConnell
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
The best book on software engineering that I have ever read


"Code Complete" is the only book that thoroughly and objectively covers every aspect of the actual coding process. It was even useful reviewing points that I had already known because he gives such good reasoning and evidence to support his statements that it helped strengthen existing convictions.



Product: Book - Paperback
Title: JavaScript for the World Wide Web: Visual QuickStart Guide (4th Edition)
Publisher: Peachpit Press
Authors: Tom Negrino, Dori Smith
Rating: 2/5
Customer opinion - 2 stars out of 5
Not very helpful...


This book has alot of examples for accomplishing different tasks but was very light on explaining concepts and even syntax sometimes. My very first javascript program was to create an HTML table with dynamic content and it was quite difficult with this book. I'm not exactly sure what purpose a book like this serves unless you find a pre-written script that closely meets your needs. I recommend that you keep looking if you want a helpful javascript book. Using this book to create your own script was much too aggravating!