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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
Belongs on Every Developer's Desk

If you're tired of reinventing a data model for each and every project, Silverston's book is a great resource. At 540 pages (almost 200 more than the original), it provides a plethora of reusable data models complete with detailed discussion and analysis. His models seem more practical than those in similar books. I used the first edition as a reference and I expect that I'll use the second edition even more.

Product: Book - Paperback
Title: The Photoshop Book for Digital Photographers
Publisher: New Riders Press
Authors: Scott Kelby
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
A real printed miracle!

I've never writen a review on here before. But after receiving this book I was compelled to get on the top of my desk, jump up and down 500 times and tell you that if you take pictures, and use or want to use Photoshop, this book is more important than the computer you use. YOU HAVE TO BUY THIS BOOK!!! It is the greatest Photoshop book for photographers ever published in the entire world. It is the best money spent, ever! In literally two hours time I did things with a photograph that others have not done after spending thousands on courses. This is a gem. I keep it next to me anytime I'm working. The way it's layed out, illustrated with color photographs, and giving you the detailed insider information you need is nothing short of miraculous. Again, don't hesitate. BUY THIS BOOK TODAY. I have nothing to do with Scott or the publisher, or Amazon, but if you don't find it everything I say it is, I'll personally refund your money out of my own pocket.

Product: Book - Paperback
Title: The Practice of Programming
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional
Authors: Brian W. Kernighan, Rob Pike
Rating: 4/5
Customer opinion - 4 stars out of 5
A great book if you want to be a professional programmer

There is no doubt, this is a good book. In my opinion it focuses on the right aspects of programming and it does it in a concise and enjoyable way, and even better it does it on about 250 pages only. So, in fact I can manage to read it during hectic working days, not just buy it and decorate my bookshelf with it. I would recommend it to any beginner who wants to turn into a professional programmer. For the professionals who have been in the game for some years, it works very well as a reminder of what we should focus on to stay professionals. However, I feel it lacks something on how to handle really big software systems. But, together with the books by Steve Maguire and The Mythical Man-Month by Frederick Brooks, I would say you have a very good ballast as a professional programmer.

Product: Book - Paperback
Title: C Programming Language (2nd Edition)
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Authors: Brian W. Kernighan, Dennis Ritchie, Dennis M. Ritchie
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
fond memories

This book is the absolute best book on C (...on anything?) that I have ever read. This book is extremely to the point and does a good job of telling you what you need to know. Brian Kernighan and Dennis Ritchie did a supurb job on this one. (In case you didn't know Dennis Ritchie and Ken Thompson developed UNIX. Brian Kerninghan and Dennis Ritche developed C so these guys have been around) I can say with absolute honesty that this is the best C book that has ever graced my bookshelf.