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Product: Book - Hardcover
Title: MCSE: SQL Server 2000 Design Study Guide (Exam 70-229)
Publisher: Sybex Inc
Authors: Marc Isreal, Steven Jones, Marc Israel, J. Steven Jones, Steve Jones
Rating: 3/5
Customer opinion - 3 stars out of 5
Too many errors!

The book is set at a nice pace, is easy to follow and goes in depth about many helpful subjects. But I found myself becoming increasingly frustrated after each noticeable code error or typo. By the time you've finished with Chapter 2, you will have noticed more than a dozen anomalies. Some of them are minor text typos or grammar issues and are easily ignored. But most of them are more serious errors, such as during the important coding sections or the logical mistakes during the chapter review questions. Typos and mispellings way too frequently during the SQL syntax, and I found several review answers to be wrong. With each new error, my faith in the authors diminished and I found myself doubting the validity of their writing. I would give the book a 4.5 if it had few such errors. I lowered the book's review 1 point because all the errors had shattered my confidence in the authors and made me doubt the correctness of their information, and another half point for the pathetic software that came with it (already mentioned in other reviews). Come on guys, this is supposed to be a tech book.. Is it too much to ask for working software, correct review answers and typo-free sections in the SYNTAX part??

Product: Book - Hardcover
Title: ABAP Objects: Introduction to Programming SAP Applications
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional
Authors: Horst Keller, Sascha Kruger
Rating: 4/5
Customer opinion - 4 stars out of 5
Very useful

A good introduction to ABAP objects. Explained the usage of objects a whole lot better than the online documentation. The earlier chapters are very general though and could have been crisper.

Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Secure Messaging with Microsoft Exchange Server 2003
Publisher: Microsoft Press
Authors: Paul Robichaux
Rating: 4/5
Customer opinion - 4 stars out of 5
Great survey, readable, comprehensive

Good book! I'm not an Exchange admin, but I need to understand what the issues are in Exchange and Outlook security. I found the book very helpful in a couple of ways:* covers 5.5. and 2K, even though the title says 2003* covers life cycle issues like archiving and compliance* covers Active Directory and Certificate issuesI was impressed that the book managed to combine enough detail to be valuable to technical users, with clear enough descriptions of the issues to make sense to non-techies.

Product: Book - Paperback
Title: The Ultimate VB .NET and ASP.NET Code Book
Publisher: Apress
Authors: Karl Moore
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
Straight to the point...All killer no filler.

I'm currently taking a web programming in windows course in college in which we are learning ASP.NET and VB.NET. I originally bought one of microsoft books, but the book was incredibly long, making it impossibe for me to read in the time avaiable, and was very dry. Karl Moore's Ultimate VB.NET and ASP.NET book on the other hand was a godsend. Straight to the point, gave me exaples which help me do what I had to do, and there were lots of examples (from the book) on the apress website.