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Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Adobe GoLive CS Classroom in a Book, Revised Edition (Classroom in a Book)
Publisher: Adobe Press
Authors: Adobe Creative Team
Rating: 2/5
Customer opinion - 2 stars out of 5
Don't buy it until it is in sync with the software


I can only agree with the other comments on this book. It is VERY irritating when a book, with step-by-step instructions, doesn't reflect the software. When a step doesn't work the way it is told and nothing happens... what do you do? Skip the lesson? First major "bug" is already on page 18!(It is however possible to make the Section Icon "snap" to the Main page if you first export the Main page to PDF!!!)
I bought this book because I've just run through the InDesign book in the same series, and I was impressed that they always seemed to read your mind in every step. If there was a slight possibility to do wrong, you were guided into the right direction again.



Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Database Design for Mere Mortals: A Hands-On Guide to Relational Database Design, Second Edition
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional
Authors: Michael J. Hernandez
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
Truly captures the essence of planning a Relational Database


It's suprising to me to see how many people in the other reviews weren't so fond of this book. Obviously the book puts so much emphasis on asking questions because it's so important to make sure that you start out right from the very beginning. If you've ever had to completely recreate a database before because you made one little mistake in the design, or you didn't feel as though you had a solid understanding of design, this book is a great thing. I certainly would never expect to follow *ALL* of the procedures the author recommends in interviewing, but the book provides a great mindset to set yourself in.



Product: Book - Paperback
Title: JavaServer Faces
Publisher: O'Reilly
Authors: Hans Bergsten
Rating: 1/5
Customer opinion - 1 stars out of 5
Do not buy this book -


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Hans Bergsten wrote an excellent book of "JavaServer Faces" that has the similar level as his priviouse excellent books --"JavaServer Pages".
Hans Bergsten's book accomplishes its goal: how to construct the HTML on the front end; how to create the user interface components that connect the front end to your business objects; how to write a back-end that's JSF-friendly; and how to create the deployment descriptors that tie everything together. This book is a complete guide to the crucial new JSF technology.
And also, this books contains many well-illustrated examples (codes) across most of the chapters. So it is very helpful for readers to understand the technology and easy to write his/her own codes and programes during and after reading this book.
However, JSF, as a part of J2EE standard effort, maybe should need some additional discussion about JSF with EJB, J2EE Design Pattern and Enterprise Business Tier as well.(This book has little section covered about it.)



Product: Book - Hardcover
Title: Digital Design: Principles and Practices and Xilinx 4.2i Student Package (3rd Edition)
Publisher: Prentice Hall
Authors: John F. Wakerly
Rating: 1/5
Customer opinion - 1 stars out of 5
Garbage...utter garbage


This book skips from topic to topic and the author's CORNY jokes interupt difficult parts of the book. ONLY buy this 800 page piece of garbage if your Professor makes you and its too expensive to transfer out of your school. Otherwise enjoy the 70+ page chapters of nonsense. The only reason I give it one star is because I'm not allowed to give it 0 stars!!