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Product: Book - Paperback
Title: The Elements of Graphic Design: Space, Unity, Page Architecture, and Type
Publisher: Allworth Press
Authors: Alexander W. White
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
Reasonably comprehensive explanation of basic principles.


An in depth view that stops short of being a hardcore text book though I would not hesitate to use it as an introductory text for a college class. This makes it an enjoyable, non-threatening, yet extensive, read that lists many design principles for mainly print type publications. The design principles are taught such that they can be more broadly applied to other disciplines by a creative thinker. Contents include the concepts of: Space, Unity, Page Architecture, and Type. A good first read on the subject and gives much more useful information and advice than many of the self glorifying self indulgent publications that other designers put out. The book does not list many specifics for different types of publications, it does give an in depth description of the guiding theories of design for print. the chapters on the use of space are more complete than others I've read. Highly recommended



Product: Book - Paperback
Title: The Data Model Resource Book, Vol. 1: A Library of Universal Data Models for All Enterprises
Publisher: Wiley
Authors: Len Silverston, Len Silverston
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
More than just a set of models


You might be tempted (as I was, at first) to just dip into this book and use it as a source of patterns for producing data models. And if you do that, then you will find some very useful patterns as well as saving a lot of time. But that would be a shame, because by starting at the beginning and reading the whole book, I found that as well as a very comprehensive, rigourous and coherent set of models, I also got an understanding of the underlying structures and approach. And this approach has proved to be extremely useful when dealing with any new data structures. Someone described this as 'the second data modelling book you should buy', and I agree with that.



Product: Book - Hardcover
Title: Practical Workflow for SAP - Effective Business Processes using SAP's WebFlow Engine
Publisher: Galileo Pr Inc
Authors: Alan Rickayzen, Jocelyn Dart, Carsten Brennecke, Markus Schneider
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
A must-have guide for Workflow Developers


The authors have collected and condensed their considerable knowledge, both about the technical aspects of workflow development, and about business process management, to provide the reader with a comprehensive guide to workflow development. Everything from evaluating whether a business process should be workflowed to the cutting edge topics of using Webflow and Wf-XML to trigger workflows in other systems are covered here.This book is easy to read, and includes many helpful tips and tricks for effective workflow development and maintenance. Outstanding!



Product: Book - Hardcover
Title: Object-Oriented Analysis and Design with Applications (2nd Edition)
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional
Authors: Grady Booch
Rating: 3/5
Customer opinion - 3 stars out of 5
VERY DENSE


I had bought that book from amazon com along with the amazing book : Building Buisness Applications using C++. The Booch Book is just a Theory during six months i am trying to apply what is written to practical usage unfortunatley it won't do the best of all is the other book at least it teaches something usefull not thoughts from a man setting at another Planet so sorry for wasting my money.