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Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Windows Forms Programming in C#
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional
Authors: Chris Sells
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
Required Reading


I've been a big fan of Chris Sells since I discovered his website while conducting background research for a telephony project. His website is loaded with well-written and useful information for developers of all levels; this book is no different.
Crammed with practical examples, this book manages to avoid what I consider the cardinal sins of most programming books: not knowing the target audience, and not knowing how thin to spread the material. Neither is an issue with this book: there is introductory, intermediate and advanced material covered throughout, none of which is at the expense of any other level; there is little extraneous information and lots of on-target information on what seems like every topic a .NET rich-client developer will face.
If you are at all interested in rich-client development, be it UI, controls, components, or soup-to-nuts WinForms development, this book is for you. Where Petzold provides an excellent overview of the basic WinForms objects and namespaces, Sells fills in the gaps in Petzold and expands upon that base to cover issues faced every day by real-world developers. Buy this book; I don't think you'll be disappointed.



Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Microsoft(r) Small Business Server 2000 Resource Kit
Publisher: Microsoft Press
Authors: Microsoft Corporation
Rating: 1/5
Customer opinion - 1 stars out of 5
No a very good book.


This book was a real disappointment. I wanted something with the ins and outs, the pitfalls and must do's. This was an overview of features in MS SBS 2K. No thanks. I'll read that on the web. This book goes back!



Product: Book - Paperback
Title: C++ Primer (4th Edition)
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional
Authors: Stanley B. Lippman, Josée Lajoie, Barbara E. Moo
Rating: 4/5
Customer opinion - 4 stars out of 5
Good to read as a second book


It is a very good book if you know the basics of C++ programming. This book helps you understand a lot of difficult concepts. I would refer this book to people who know what C++ is and who would like to know more about it.



Product: Book - Hardcover
Title: High-Speed Digital System Design: A Handbook of Interconnect Theory and Design Practices
Publisher: Wiley-IEEE Press
Authors: Stephen H. Hall, Garrett W. Hall, James A. McCall
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
Check out - a great Interconnect book is finally here


This book is the most comprehensive book I have seen in the area of system bus design. It focuses largely on signal integrity issues that must be solved in modern high speed designs. It includes much practical information that can be directly applied to design, as well as a sufficient amount of theory so that the the reader can understand the fundamental issues assosiated with high speed signal propagation. It also covers topics not included inother texts, such as high speed measuremet techniques, design methodology and EMI. It is highly understandable and well organized.