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Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Apple Confidential 2.0: The Definitive History of the World's Most Colorful Company
Publisher: No Starch Press
Authors: Owen Linzmayer, Owen W. Linzmayer
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
very good


this is a great book. i recomend this book to any mac lover or mac user.



Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Beginning Programming for Dummies
Publisher: For Dummies
Authors: Wally Wang, Wallace Wang
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
Great for newbies


I would recommmed this book for all beginners, although I would suggest reading Grey Perry's "Absolute Beginner's Guide to Programming" first. Dunderhead's like me need things explained in very simple terms and this book will do the job. I will say one thing Mr Wang's has a cynical sense of humor, but he does explain things well.



Product: Book - Paperback
Title: ColdFusion MX Bible
Publisher: Wiley
Authors: Adam Phillip Churvis, Hal Helms, Charlie Arehart, David Churvis
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
First CFMX reference I reach for...


...and usually the last. I've purchased a number of ColdFusion books in the past few years, and always loved the Mastering series for CF 4.5 and 5. When MX came out, I bought both Mastering and the Bible, but truthfully, I barely ever open the Mastering book. Everything I've ever needed to learn has been in the CFMX Bible.

Adam Churvis and crew really know their stuff. Clear, concise discussions on important topics, intelligible diagrams and an index that actually helps you find topics you're looking for quickly! How long has it been since a good technical manual had one of those?!?!

For me, CFCs were something that I was going to get around to eventually, but never seemed to get the time to mess with them, but when I finally did, the Bible taught me everything I needed to know to start building them. The discussion on Web Services finally explained to me what all the hype about them is, and I actually had fun building the sample web service application and learning about XSLT.

I recommend the ColdFusion MX Bible highly, and suggest you keep an eye out for anything else Adam and David Churvis author.



Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Network Security Assessment
Publisher: O'Reilly
Authors: Chris McNab
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
Better than Hacking Exposed


This book is a great resource for any administrator with IP networks to protect. As Wes Boudville says, it certainly is systematic with some great guidelines and useful checklists. The high level concepts laid out by the author make it much easier to understand the underlying issues with security nowadays. Instead of listing bugs and patches, McNab explains the different bug types, and I learnt a lot about stack and heap overflows in the application security chapter.
I'd recommend this book over Hacking Exposed and other books with the word 'hacking' in the title. The assessment material is comprehensive from both Unix and Windows standpoints, and I certainly picked up a bunch of new tricks that I wasn't aware of before. The book has great coverage of all the latest tools and techniques, but written in a timeless way. At just under 400 pages you'll find that it's not too long either!