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Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Head First EJB (Brain-Friendly Study Guides)
Publisher: O'Reilly
Authors: Kathy Sierra, Bert Bates
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
different, excellent


At my first look at this book I thought it was a comic book, but then I realized it is actually a comic book, but also a good, sound introduction to EJB technology. Let's be honest.. how many of us are absolutely sick of dry, boring texts that try to sell you ejb technology and themselves as they were rocket science? Most computer related books nowadays are ridiculously formal and dry. Is this the way to attract the interest of students or new developers? I don't think so, and neither do the authors of this book. This text is both a good intro to EJB and an example of how to teach. So it will be useful for both the novice programmer and the expert one who is involved in teaching or mentoring. Be warned that this book is really "different" so if you are kinda stiff and find it disconcerting to have lots of images scattered along the textand like to concentrate only on the "essential raw matter" thismight not be the book for you. A fine example of the fact that only really serious people are not afraid of being funny...



Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Essential ASP.NET With Examples in C#
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional
Authors: Fritz Onion
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
C# Programmers definite guide to ASP.NET


This is an excellent book for C# developers who want to jump into the world of ASP.NET. It helped me jump start into ASP.NET. The concepts are very clearly explained with examples in C#. This book one of the great resources for .NET development. The book assumes prior knowledge of C# as it dwelves into ASP.NET directly. Awesome book. Go for it.



Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Creating Documents with BusinessObjects
Publisher: Schmidt Ink, Inc.
Authors: Robert D. Schmidt
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
The Best I've Read


I have been using BusinessObjects since the earliest version and have made it a habit to find the little known (and rarely taught) features and functions that can make business reporting exceptional. This book is wonderful. It is well written, with step-by-step instructions, and best of all it covers EVERYTHING.There are topics in this text that I haven't seen in any other book, anywhere. There are shortcuts mentioned here that I wasn't sure anyone else was using, but that I have found invaluable. I especially like the Notes and Warnings through out the book, whenever there is a possibility for confusion the author inserts a line or two of explanation. This book is very readable, very understandable, and written in plain english. I will keep this volume under lock and key, it has such great value at the office.



Product: Book - Paperback
Title: JavaScript: The Definitive Guide
Publisher: O'Reilly
Authors: David Flanagan
Rating: 2/5
Customer opinion - 2 stars out of 5
Not for beginners


You'd better know what javascript is and how it works before buying this book...... this is not a beginners book. It's written with "code lingo" and it all sounds greek to me. Thank goodness I didn't pay full price because this book was no help at all. I just finished two courses in HTML and got A's in both. I then decided to explore Javascript but this was not the book to buy. I don't know how the reviews I read couldn't have warned us of the complexity of the book.