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Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Mastering BEA WebLogic Server: Best Practices for Building and Deploying J2EE Applications
Publisher: Wiley
Authors: Gregory Nyberg, Robert Patrick, Paul Bauerschmidt, Jeff McDaniel, Raja Mukherjee, Gregory Nyberg, Robert Patrick
Rating: 1/5
Customer opinion - 1 stars out of 5
Outdated already !! Does not cover sp 2


This is an excellent book for the advanced user. The author assumes a knowledge of J2EE/Weblogic and builds on that. The focus of the book is Best Practises in building weblogic applications and it does just that. The book also lists new features in Weblogic 8. I also liked the example application.
If you are a novice user, then this book is not recommended.
If you have worked in J2EE (and specifically weblogic), then this is a must-have on your book-shelf.



Product: Book - Paperback
Title: TCP/IP Network Administration (3rd Edition; O'Reilly Networking)
Publisher: O'Reilly
Authors: Craig Hunt
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
Recommended to any Linux administrator...EXCELLENT and HANDY


I found that this is the BEST reference book available, especially with dozens of examples for configuration of various services, such as DNS, DHCP and etc.
If you are going to take the examination in various Unix platform, it is definitely good investment.



Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Excel 2000 Formulas
Publisher: Wiley
Authors: John Walkenbach
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
Essential reference


Not perfect by any means but to rate it below 5 stars would be mean. There's plenty here for intermediate to advanced readers: John certainly does teach old dogs new tricks!
Superb on text handling and explains / demonstrates array formulas. Some areas needed expansion but with careful reading of this and the other two Walkenbach texts you really should be able to teach yourself (with the assistance of newsgroups: most of which are listed in the teaxt).
After his Bible, and Power Programming what does John do to follow?



Product: Book - Paperback
Title: XSLT : Programmer's Reference (Programmer to Programmer)
Publisher: Wrox
Authors: Michael Kay
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
Very cohesive and comprehensible


I've been trying to make some sense out of XSL, XSLT, XPath, etc. - subjects that have only been standardized in the past year - for some time now, without a lot of luck. This book brings it all together. The text is well written, and the information seems to be just what I need. It's quite dense - I can get a lot out of a few pages.
I recommend this book to anyone who is serious about learning and implementing XSLT. The subject matter is quite difficult but this book plus some good old fashioned hard work will make you into an expert.