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Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Access 2000 Developer's Handbook Volume 1: Desktop Edition
Publisher: Sybex Inc
Authors: Paul Litwin, Ken Getz, Mike Gilbert
Rating: 2/5
Customer opinion - 2 stars out of 5
The Getz and Litwin franchise is looking a little tired.


I have the Access 97 version of this book and thought it was time to upgrade - I needn't have bothered. 95% of this book is the same as the earlier edition. Apart from a very basic chapter on ADO there was little to distinguish this book from the 97 developers handbook. In fact a there are parts of the book that talk about "cool new features" that were introduced in Access 95! If you don't have an earlier edition of this book, and you are a hardcore developer, then it's an essential purchase - otherwise try the volume 2 enterprise edition. Maybe it contains all the "cool new features".



Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Enterprise JavaBeans, Fourth Edition
Publisher: O'Reilly
Authors: Richard Monson-Haefel, Bill Burke, Sacha Labourey
Rating: 3/5
Customer opinion - 3 stars out of 5
Good intro but lacks depth


This book isn't a bad introduction to the topic. However if your looking for depth I would suggest you look elsewhere. For senior developers looking to tackle real world problems their's not enough here to really get you going.



Product: Book - Paperback
Title: How the Internet Works, Seventh Edition
Publisher: Que
Authors: Preston Gralla
Rating: 4/5
Customer opinion - 4 stars out of 5
It covers a lot of areas related to the Internet and WWW.


I got this book to read about the Internet and how things worked behind the scenes. It covers everything from basic to advance topics that include protocols, modems, internet connections etc. Concepts are really explained well using illustrations. I would recommend it for both the beginner and the advanced surfer.



Product: Book - Hardcover
Title: Structured Computer Organization (4th Edition)
Publisher: Prentice Hall
Authors: Andrew S. Tanenbaum
Rating: 2/5
Customer opinion - 2 stars out of 5
Wow!


What else can I say. When I opened the very first page, I was overwhelmed! The book is VERY technical and in-depth and covers in GREAT detail all of the aspects of system architecture. My main gripe with this book is the following: At the end of each chapter are review questions. To find the answers to the majority of these questions within the text was nearly impossible. The book was required and that is why I purchased it. There are some books that you keep and some that you try to pawn off...this book will be sold!