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Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Programming ASP.NET, 2nd Edition
Publisher: O'Reilly
Authors: Jesse Liberty, Dan Hurwitz
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
ASP.NET got me started


ASP.NET is a daunting subject in all its complexity. This clear and straightforward text helped me to organize this complex subject and get started as a .NET developer. There are many step by step examples to work through. Everything is presented in logical order as the structure is built.



Product: Book - Paperback
Title: HTML for the World Wide Web with XHTML and CSS: Visual QuickStart Guide, Fifth Edition
Publisher: Peachpit Press
Authors: Elizabeth Castro
Rating: 4/5
Customer opinion - 4 stars out of 5
Good for the beginner


This book is awesome if you want to get started with html, but if you are a average to advanced html writer this would not be the book for you. It covers a number of topics but not in great detail. You will be able to do the basics when you are done reading the book. However, this is the book that is a must if you are starting html!



Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Inside LightWave 8
Publisher: New Riders Press
Authors: Dan Ablan
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
Best Inside Lightwave yet!


This is the best Inside Lightwave book yet! I spend lots of money on 3D books and training DVDs. In my experience, sometimes you get your money out of the content and sometimes you don't. Inside Lightwave 8 is by far the best 3D instructional book I have ever bought. This book is worth every penny. I really liked the hours of supplement videos that come on the book's DVD. Between the book content and the videos, I got everything I needed to get up to speed on LW8's new features. I especially liked the modeling chapters. These chapters really show you how to build models and to use real techniques that will help you to get a firm grasp on 3D modeling. My favorite tutorial is the "match-move" tutorial in the compositing section. I have looked for a tutorial on manual match-moving with lightwave for over a year.

Awesome content, great writing, and cool supplement videos makes this the best Lightwave book on the market.

Fantastic book Dan, thanks a lot.




Product: Book - Hardcover
Title: Security in Computing, Third Edition
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Authors: Charles P. Pfleeger, Shari Lawrence Pfleeger
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
An excellent text book and reference


Security in Computing (Third Edition) can serve as an upper division undergraduate or graduate level text book. But if you're not a student, and more pragmatic than theoretical, don't let that scare you off. Each chapter is clearly written, well organized, contains a summary, list of terms used, and a brief "To Learn More" section. The book is very up to date: It includes reasonably detailed discussions on the inner workings of AES and even an introduction to quantum cryptography. All the "old standards" are covered as well, including firewalls, viruses and malware, CIA, database security, policy development, network security, trusted operating systems, security law, cryptography and more.
All in all, this is the best general purpose computer security book available. It belongs on the bookshelf of every practicing professional. But you won't want to leave it there - take it down when you need to work in an unfamiliar area. It will help bring you up to speed and point you towards more specialized resources.
Minor caution: This is not a book for security beginners, and it helps to have some background in computer architecture, networks, databases and/or administration. But if you've got that, you won't find a better book. And if you don't this book provides enough ground work for quick studies to understand new security material.