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Product: Book - Paperback
Title: JUnit in Action
Publisher: Manning Publications
Authors: Ted Husted, Vincent Massol
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
A quality and indepth view into the world of Unit Testing

When I first started to read JUnit in Action, I was hoping that it wouldn't be a tutorial on the open source tool JUnit. I am glad to say that it is much more. I think the book's name could really be "Testing in Practice". Sure, JUnit is covered in a lot of detail, but so are other tools such as:
- Integration with: Ant, Maven, and Eclipse- Mock Objects (via both EasyMock and DynaMock)- Cactus for testing in a container- And other small helper tools (nice ant tasks, etc.)
What made me really enjoy this book is the way it is written, coupled with the practical look at the many technologies involved in testing. It is a fresh read, that doesn't get bogged down. The book flows really well, giving you best practices throughout. They don't just say "Do X", they actually show you where these best practices come from as they refactor their own code. You are really aware that these authors know their stuff, and are drawing from a lot of experience (compared to the online FAQs).

Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Sams Teach Yourself ABAP/4 in 21 Days
Publisher: Sams
Authors: Ken Greenwood
Rating: 4/5
Customer opinion - 4 stars out of 5
Good book at beginner level

This is good book at beginner level.This book pretty much covers the basic stuffs.
i would recommed this book for a new commer or a beginner
narasimman madhavarao

Product: Book - Hardcover
Title: Refactoring: Improving the Design of Existing Code
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional
Authors: Martin Fowler, Kent Beck, John Brant, William Opdyke, Don Roberts
Rating: 4/5
Customer opinion - 4 stars out of 5
A dose of uncommon common sense

Much of what the author says is common sense in the OO field. Having said that, it is also true that common sense is not all that common in practice. This book does do a valuable service is in assembling the catalog of refactorings and naming them. Books like this and other books on design patterns (you know them) try to make a science out of an activity (design) that is essentially an art form. That is progress.

Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Producing Great Sound for Digital Video
Publisher: CMP Books
Authors: Jay Rose
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
A Top Resource for Anyone who does Serious DV Recording

This book is a top shelf resource. It is useful to both novices and those with more experience. Starting with the very basics, and that does involve some physics, it works its way through virtually all aspects of sound production for digital video.

Do not be fooled. You are not going to learn much to improve the built in recording that comes with your camera. The author is unapologetic in his broad condemantion of the built-in stuff in terms of both quality and usablility. He goes into the reasons and gives a bit of advice on making the most of what you have but this is not what the book is about. Instead, it is about exactly what the title claims. Unfortunately, this is seldom if ever achieved with the built in stuff.

After going over some of the basics of sound and recording, different types of equipment are described in terms of suitability to task and cost. After that, the actual use of this equipment is considered in a variety of situations. The book is not just concerned with equipment and its use, however. There are chapters on editing and even on the use of prefessional talent. In short, the assumption is that you want to get good quality audio for your video production. The author then describes how to do exactly that in a variety of settings. Unfortuately, doing the job sometimes takes a bit more effort than just pushing the record button on the camera. It also take a bit more money although it does not have to take a great deal more. It depends on what type of sound is needed and how you are going to use it.

If all you want is to catch the background sound in a home video, spend your money on something else. If you want to learn how to get the best possible sound for your particular need and preserve that sound to use with video, you need this book.