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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: 4/5
Customer opinion - 4 stars out of 5
good book, poor printing...


I am an experience Java programmer and have read the HTTP spec before but have never involved in Web development even writing a very simple (but real) HTML before. In general, this book can help me and it is very useful. I can write a sophisticated servlet under a week!
This book has three parts, the first part is servlet, the second is JSP , and the last part is their supported technologies (e.g. HTML and JDBC). The servlet part is the best part, it teaches its reader to write servlet very clean and very fast. I agree with the reviewer that the JSP part should be made better: the writer should write more examples.
Despite of its lack of example in part two, I would still give this book 5 stars (well, OK, 4.5 stars). The index printing is irritating (too many bold fonts), and in the book itself, I find too many errors in printing (not in spelling: printing).
In conclusion, if you are a developer and would add servlet & JSP skill in your arsenal, this is a good book, and you do not need other servlet&JSP book after you finish this one.



Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Information Architecture: Blueprints for the Web
Publisher: Pearson Education
Authors: Christina Wodtke
Rating: 2/5
Customer opinion - 2 stars out of 5
Trendy opinionated hodge podge


Christina Wodtke says she doesn't like rules, so she calls them principals. Whats the difference? She says she won't recommend software. So why does she give us a click-by-click review of Adobe InDesign, her "program of choice"? She even recommends a tall triple latte if you need a caffine high. Hello? In between, she also says some relevant stuff (and takes a lot of time saying it), but the true nuggets of wisdom are easy to miss in this hodge-podge of opinion spiced with California-webchic. Blueprints for the Web reads more like a blog than a book, which is to say it's pretty badly organized for a book that's supposed to teach organization.



Product: Book - Hardcover
Title: Neural Networks: A Comprehensive Foundation (2nd Edition)
Publisher: Prentice Hall
Authors: Simon Haykin
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
A Comprehensive Book


I Like this book...it even has PCA analysis theeory in it...very nice, practical and sound.



Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Official Final Fantasy VII Strategy Guide
Publisher: Bradygames
Authors: David Cassady
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
yes, I liked it


This book was very useful compared to many of the Final Fantasy 7 books I have seen. It Has an excellent Bestiary section, Enemy Skill section, special Chocobo and Materia notes and much more. Even includes a special weapons and armor section I had never seen before. A must have!