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

Lippman strikes gold with his third edition of this C++ clasic. He supplies you with a wide breadth of coverage combined with a reading ease that allows this book to be read cover-to-cover. And it's a great reference, too. If you like Danish with your C++, buy the book by that Strousstrup guy. If you want to learn C++, the "Primer" is the one to get.

Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Content Management Bible (Bible)
Publisher: Wiley
Authors: Bob Boiko
Rating: 3/5
Customer opinion - 3 stars out of 5
Exhaustive and repetitive

While this book certainly offers valuable information it's repetitive to the point of being laughable.A diligent editor with a pair of scissors could have improved the book vastly.The constant cross referring is also pretty annoying - with a good index who needs it.The illustrations are not just cheesy as stated by another reviewer - they are plain silly.I'm easily bored - thus I hate books that spend page and page again on telling me what I will learn reading the coming pages - get to the point for crying out loud.It seems that the book is written solely for web project managers in very, very, very large companies. In fact I doubt that any company would be able to afford a process so painstakingly slow as proposed in the book when choosing or developing a cms. If anyone would be foolish enough to do it they would find out that when they finally after 3 years of hard labour implement the system it's been surpassed a thousand times by new products.Why then give generous 3 stars? Because the book did make me think. While I often disagree with Boiko at least I was forced to rethink a lot of concepts.There's plenty of room for improvement for the second edition.

Product: Book - Hardcover
Title: MP - Systems Analysis & Design w/Proj Cases CD
Publisher: McGraw-Hill/Irwin
Authors: Jeffrey L Whitten, Lonnie D. Bentley, Kevin Dittman, Jeffrey Whitten, Lonnie Bentley, Kevin Dittman
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
Nearly Half Way and Loving it!

I'm self studying and think it's a great book. I'm new to this stuff and wanted something that'd go from the ground up, explain things well, but eventually get into meaty stuff. The book does this.
They take time to lay a solid concpetual foundation, gradually building the depth and complexity, and eventually getting extremely practical and specific.
Very friendly non-intimidating style. (Lots of repetition though)
At first I thought the case study they keep coming back to was lame and cheesey, but it actually turns out to be quite useful.
I'm a little concerned that it's not going to get heavily into object orientation (one chapter).
All in all, very happy with it.

Product: Book - Paperback
Title: C Programming Language (2nd Edition)
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Authors: Brian W. Kernighan, Dennis Ritchie, Dennis M. Ritchie
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
Concice and to the point: what a programming book should be

Most books on programming, whether it be C or BASIC, often spend most of their bulk discussing information useful only to those who have never laid their hands on a computer before, and know nothing about programming period. For those who have down the basics (i.e., most who head in to C programming) its better to have a text that does not mince words.
Although now perhaps considered an antiquated text, the basics have yet to change. This volume provides the reader with all of the basics of C programming, and then moves strait in to the information needed for higher-level developing. No time or words are wasted.
For those with an understaning of languages such as QBASIC or PASCAL, using this book as a springboard into C will no doubt be the most effective. It sticks to what it should: the C language... not every new programming package the author wants you to buy.