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Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Inside C#, Second Edition
Publisher: Microsoft Press
Authors: ANDREW WHITECHAPE TOM ARCHER
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
A great book for intermediate/advanced developers


As others have mentioned, this book is not aimed at new developers. However, if you are an intermediate or advanced developers, this is a great book for learning C# in depth. One thing I found very useful is that it often refers to C++ or Java to point out differences. This is very important in areas where C# works differently, like calling virtual functions from constructors.
The book shows lots of MSIL for the examples. Although there's a table of the MSIL commands in the back, there's not enough information in this book for these to be comletely understandable. You'll need to learn more about the CLR and MSIL elsewhere for these to really be helpful.
A wide range of topics are covered, including some advanced topics like COM interop. There is also a chapter on security, although I felt it lumped too many topics together there without going into enough depth on them.
The biggest problem I had with the book was the huge number of typos and misprints. I noticed another reviewer said that many of the examples didn't compile. This could have been one of the reasons. I was amazed at how many errors I saw in the code, most of which looked like simple typos.



Product: Book - Paperback
Title: HTML 4 for Dummies, Fourth Edition
Publisher: For Dummies
Authors: Ed Tittel, Natanya Pitts, Ed Tittel
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
Very useful for begginers..


When I first was going to read this book, I had absolutely no idea how to use HTML. But, after reading this book I thought I knew everything! It was so informative, very easy to understand and it taught me everything that I needed to know. The examples were easy to follow and understand. The examples were expecially useful for when I had trouble understanding certain aspects...but not anymore! I would highly suggest reading this book if you are just starting out with HTML code. But, if you are already pretty experianced with HTML, this is the last thing I would suggest that you read. But overall, it was very good.



Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Unix Power Tools, Third Edition
Publisher: O'Reilly
Authors: Shelley Powers, Tim O'Reilly, Mike Loukides
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
one of the most useful books in my library


I bought the first edition of this book way back when it first came out, and it's still by far one of the most useful books in my library. I find myself referring back to it any time i have to write a quick shell script. It's a big fat book that contains no end of useful tidbits and information. I'm not sure what's changed in the second edition, but it's one of those must-have items for any library.



Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Graphic Java 2, Volume 2: Swing (3rd Edition)
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Authors: David Geary
Rating: 4/5
Customer opinion - 4 stars out of 5
Great book, although too much repetition and unused paper


This book has clear, authoritative descriptions of the inner workings of Swing. Well worth the money, and superior to other Swing books.
The interaction diagrams that show how the Swing components work together to delegate functionality are very useful.