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Product: Book - Paperback
Title: XML Bible (2nd Edition)
Publisher: Wiley
Authors: Elliotte Rusty Harold
Rating: 3/5
Customer opinion - 3 stars out of 5
easy things in a difficult manner

Easy things were presented in a difficult mannner.Need to put more effort to extract information from this due to lengthy examples,but the book covers topics XML,DTD,CSS,XSL and others all in one place.If you are looking XML programming with java, this is definetly not the book of your choice.

Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Programming Microsoft Office Access 2003 (Core Reference)
Publisher: Microsoft Press
Authors: Rick Dobson
Rating: 4/5
Customer opinion - 4 stars out of 5
Where is the Example Code

I spent over an hour and 4 phone calls only to find Microsoft confirms that the books website is wrong and there is no companion CD for the book (no CD came with my book). The example is not available for download on the web as stated inside and on the books cover. Rick Dobson, the author, returned my email and said that he would send it on to MS Press. The book covers Access Projects and SQL Server in depth. This book is excellent for building a solid SQL Server front end application. But, I still would like to get the example code as promised in the book!

Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Beginning Visual C++ 6
Publisher: Wrox
Authors: Ivor Horton
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
The BEST place to start for VC++ 6

This book is actually 2 books in one cover which can be purchased separately. The first is a tutorial on C++ and the second on Visual C++ and MFC. Even though I have studied C++ a bit I thought I would buy this one for a review (and to cover what I didn't already know).
I found the C++ tutorials to be excellent. Probably the best of any computer related book I've read. I was able to easily follow the topics that were grouped in logical order. All examples were concise and found no errors which weren't immediately obvious.
I've just begun the Visual C++/MFC sections of the book (though I've skimmed it a bit). These look to be a great start with the foundation presented from the previous chapters. This will probably not be your last book on the topic but will certainly get you going in the right direction.
This book has made me seek out other books by Mr. Horton and strongly consider Wrox. The book is pretty big but there's lots of info there and lots of good examples. Even though I'm a programmer by profession, I consider myself a C++ beginner and couldn't imagine a better resource for learning MS Visual C++.

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: 1/5
Customer opinion - 1 stars out of 5
Don't buy this book if you bought the first edition

I bought the first edition and was happy. THinking I could update my skill, i bought the second edition but was disappointed because there was virtually nothing new. The second edition has an additional author, but looks like that is the only addition to the second edition.