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Product: Book - Hardcover
Title: How to Solve It: Modern Heuristics
Publisher: Springer
Authors: Zbigniew Michalewicz, David B. Fogel
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
Must buy...


This book provides a very accessible and contemporary treatment of optimization. Of particular interest is the problem solving orientation of the book as opposed to a tool-based approach to optimization and heuristics. The writing style of the book makes the book very interesting and readable - a rare thing to say about technical books! I used this book in a Master's class on Heuristics (Systems Engineering, University of Virginia) and received the most positive textbook reviews I have seen in my fifteen years of teaching. The book is an excellent choice for a course on heuristics, mathematical modeling, optimization, etc., and could be used in an advanced undergraduate class or a graduate class. In addition, the book is ideal for practitioners who may not have had exposure to modern heuristics in their education or practice, or those who want to get updated on the latest developments in the field.



Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Core Servlets and JavaServer Pages, Vol. 1: Core Technologies, Second Edition
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Authors: Marty Hall, Larry Brown
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
Extremely Good Book


I think this book is one of the greatest books to learn servlets and javaServer pages. Besides being organized well, it's very detailed and simple at the same time.



Product: Book - Paperback
Title: The Code Book: The Science of Secrecy from Ancient Egypt to Quantum Cryptography
Publisher: Anchor
Authors: SIMON SINGH
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
A Great Read, and very informative


I'm using this book as a text in a computer ethics class I teach at an area University. The students are eating this material up like it was candy. Singh's book is well-written and engaging (in a dry way), including enough technical detail to intrigue the computer science majors in my class and enough detail about the people involved to keep the non-technical majors interested as well. I personally find the last chapter on "Quantum computing" and "Quantum cryptography" to be less good than the other chapters, but overall, this book is really, really good stuff.



Product: Book - Paperback
Title: SQL Queries for Mere Mortals: A Hands-On Guide to Data Manipulation in SQL
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional
Authors: Michael J. Hernandez, John L. Viescas
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
THE book for beginner SQL users


This books is about to change my life. Call me dumb, but after buying 3 other books, I was still at loss how to just sit down and find the things I was looking for in the database. This is the book that opened my eyes. If you're a beginner, start with this book and you'll save yourself money, time, and your boss asking every 5 minutes, why are you taking so long???