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Product: Book - Hardcover
Title: Art of Computer Programming, Volume 1: Fundamental Algorithms (3rd Edition)
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional
Authors: Donald E. Knuth
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
I AM TANZANIAN CITIZEN BOY AGED 19 YEARS OLD.


I AM A STUDENT OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY AT UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF LANDS AND ARCHITECTURAL STUDIES. I AM INTERESTED IN INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY, SO NOW I WOULD LIKE TO RECEIVE ANY MATERIALS OR DATA (BOOKS)CONCERNED WITH INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY,ALSO I WOULD LIKE TO SUBSCRIBE MY NAME IN YOUR ORGANISATION. YOURS TRULY ALEX CHAGGU P O BOX 486 DAR ES SALAAM TANZANIA.



Product: Book - Hardcover
Title: Art of Computer Programming, Volume 1: Fundamental Algorithms (3rd Edition)
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional
Authors: Donald E. Knuth
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
I AM TANZANIAN CITIZEN BOY AGED 19 YEARS OLD.


I AM A STUDENT OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY AT UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF LANDS AND ARCHITECTURAL STUDIES. I AM INTERESTED IN INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY, SO NOW I WOULD LIKE TO RECEIVE ANY MATERIALS OR DATA (BOOKS)CONCERNED WITH INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY,ALSO I WOULD LIKE TO SUBSCRIBE MY NAME IN YOUR ORGANISATION. YOURS TRULY ALEX CHAGGU P O BOX 486 DAR ES SALAAM TANZANIA.



Product: Book - Paperback
Title: HTML Utopia: Designing Without Tables Using CSS
Publisher: SitePoint
Authors: Dan Shafer
Rating: 1/5
Customer opinion - 1 stars out of 5
Don't believe the title


This is an okay book as an introduction to CSS and what would be possible in CSS-2. Unfortunately, support for CSS-2 is extremely limited, so you'll often read about some cool trick you could do if browsers supported it. While some people may like that, this doesn't help people who are looking to create practical web sites today, not in 2 years.
The book also barely scratches the surface of layout using CSS instead of tables. The author barely tells us how he did the sample site, and shows no other examples of this technique and variations on it, or ways around common problems. The book spends much more time on introducing all the specifics of using CSS for font properties instead of layout. The CSS-2 reference in the back may come in handy in 2 or 3 years when designers can actually use it.
The author's style is also not fun to read. He spends more time telling us what he's about to talk about than on the content itself. The book is honestly just a collection of lots of CSS stuff you could learn from plenty of free web sites, ...There's no originality here at all. Actually, if you read articles online long enough, you can learn much better stuff quicker than you could from this book.
Finally, the book costs [dollar amount] and is printed on regular stock paper in black and white. For ... more [money] you can get Eric Meyer's incredible book "Eric Meyer on CSS," printed in full color on glossy paper, showing examples much more clearly and step by step, and with lots of very practical and original advice. I got better information on CSS from one chapter in my beginning web design textbook than from this book.



Product: Book - Hardcover
Title: The Art of Computer Systems Performance Analysis : Techniques for Experimental Design, Measurement, Simulation, and Modeling
Publisher: Wiley
Authors: R. K. Jain
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
Covers all aspects of the subject without excess theory


This book is a classic in its field. It covers performance analysis for computers, but is very easily extended to any area of performance analysis. It covers some theory, but mainly tips and "stories around the campfire" from those with a great deal of experience in the area. And that's actually more valuable than pure academic theory. The math is not too bad. One great feature is that you can focus on only those areas that you are concerned about and you can go as in-depth as you want. It's also true that it will never become obsolete (although some examples might be).