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Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Practical C Programming, 3rd Edition
Publisher: O'Reilly
Authors: Steve Oualline
Rating: 1/5
Customer opinion - 1 stars out of 5
Don't buy it!


This book is totally useless for beginner.When you read it ,you will feel very confused.There are not enough examples and the explanation is not clear.If you really want to learn C,I recommend you the book which called 'Beginning C' by Ivor Honor.'Practical C Programming' is totally useless ! Don't buy it!



Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Excel Data Analysis: Your Visual Blueprint for Creating and Analyzing Data, Charts and PivotTables
Publisher: Visual
Authors: Jinjer Simon, Jinjer Simon
Rating: 2/5
Customer opinion - 2 stars out of 5
Disapppointed


I picked up this book because I am preparing for the MOUS Exam and it appeared to have a different layout than the standard MS-sponsored book; I thought I might pick up an extra nugget or two. After having read through about half of the book, I can say that I am disppointed in the quality of the text. Maybe I have become too accustomed to American literary technique (Microsoft, Dummies, etc.), but in my opinion the flow is course and dry, even for a computer tutorial. Knowing approximately 75% of the content already, I sympathize with anyone picking this up for the first time.
However, the most frustrating aspect of the book by far is the errors that exist throughout the book, especially in regards to coding mistakes. With more time, I would actually list the dozen or so I have already found. Let's just say when you are explaining something "relatively" complex, like conditional formulas (hint, hint...), the coding example should be accurate, not completely opposite of the correct method. This, and many other examples, confused me so much I had to do them myself in Excel just to prove I wasn't losing my mind.
The book has great potential as an alternative to the standard MS Press release. However, when you're competing against the other guys, you have to be perfect. This book is definitely not.



Product: Book - Paperback
Title: PMP Exam Prep (4th Edition)
Publisher: Rmc Pubns Inc
Authors: Rita Mulcahy
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
This is an awesome prep tool for PMP certification!!!


I took my PMP exam y'day. Got 85%. The reason - This book and only this book. I prepared for the exam for maybe 10 days in total. For the PDU's I read some other PM materials and then had a break for almost 6 months. I started preparing for the exam only 4 days before the exam. Just scanned the PMBOK guide for some chapters and then just read this book. I neither memorized nor had the time to go through this book for more than one time completely and i guess that was the reason i felt that lots of questions had more than one answer right.

If you are just going to read this book and take the exam, then each and every line in this book is important. You can call the material in this book as the crux of what you need to know to pass the exam. Plus you have to rely on your logical reasoning and your ability to fully comprehend what the question really implies. This is very important because a significant amount of questions in the exam are finely worded.

I have so far approximately prepared and passed 15 prometric technical exams in my career and can say that the material in the book is crisp and direct to the point. Really, there is no 'beating around the bush' in this book.



Product: Book - Paperback
Title: JavaScript: The Definitive Guide
Publisher: O'Reilly
Authors: David Flanagan
Rating: 4/5
Customer opinion - 4 stars out of 5
Windows Host Script not mentioned


The book is good, but does not touch new application of JavaScript - Windows Host Script, MS scripting control.