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Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Software Agreements Line by Line: A Detailed Look at Software Contracts and Licenses & How to Change Them to Fit Your Needs
Publisher: Aspatore Books
Authors: Michael Overly, James Kalyvas, Aspatore Books Staff, Aspatore.com
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
The Book to Read on Software Contracts


Having worked on hundreds of software contracts - from both a vendor and customer standpoint, I can honestly say this book would have made my life 100x easier throughout the years. I can not stress enough how valuable the content is in this book for anyone signing, or composing, a software contract. I guarantee this book will become "the industry standard" on the subject.



Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Building Web Solutions with ASP.NET and ADO.NET
Publisher: Microsoft Press
Authors: DINO ESPOSITO (WINTELLECT), Dino Esposito
Rating: 2/5
Customer opinion - 2 stars out of 5
NOT an ADO .NET resource


I bought this book assuming that it would be the best of both worlds; a basic guide to the new ADO.NET objects as well as a starting reference to ASP.NET. By the time I got to read this book I found that I had already learned much of what it had to offer on ASP through trial and error and there was almost nothing to even explain what ADO.NET was. I just learned more about ADO.NET from 6 sample pages on ... for the ADO.NET core reference than this entire book. Not necessarily a bad book, but the title is very misleading. The ebook was a bit dissapointing also.



Product: Book - Paperback
Title: JavaScript: The Definitive Guide
Publisher: O'Reilly
Authors: David Flanagan
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
This book saved me a lot of suffering.


I'm embedding JavaScript in a special-purpose web browser, and this book saved me at least a week of work with some abstruse but crucial details of the scope chain. I've found O'Reilly books to be very concise and thorough, which are wonderful qualities for readers who are power users, though not appropriate for many beginners.



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
Power book for power users


This is one of the best technical book that I bought in the last 10 years, at least from the organizational and layout point of the view. It contains hundreds of short articles, page or two in length organized in a remarkable way of cross-referenced, alamanc-like book.
Articles are logically organized in chapters so you can read the book from cover to cover if you wish. However more likely you'll end up reading the book more randomly, following the cross-references. (I have some bad experience with the books organized in this way but this one is a clear exception.) The book is written for beginners and experts alike, since I'm a Unix newbie I can only confirm that; I hate to say but the life of Unix SA would be much easier if the man pages would be organized in a similar way -- including examples that're almost never there.
I'm waiting for O'Reilly to update their "Unix CD Bookshelf" with third edition of this book because it's a little too heavy for carrying it with me.