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Product: Book - Hardcover
Title: MCAD/MCSD Self-Paced Training Kit: Developing Windows-Based Applications with Microsoft Visual Basic.NET and Microsoft Visual C#.NET, Second Edition
Publisher: Microsoft Press
Authors: Microsoft Corporation, Matthew A. Stoecker
Rating: 2/5
Customer opinion - 2 stars out of 5
Passed (70-306), but not because of this book....

This book did not contain nearly enough information to pass the exam, nor do I think it should. If you want to pass the exam, DEVELOP APPLICATIONS, and practice! To pass the exam you will need to be comfortable with all the topics covered in this book and expand your knowledge in each area using MSDN. The only real way to get a good grasp on the topics covered in this book is to use VB.NET and do a lot of coding.

Nothing wrong with the content, but you will need much more to pass the exam. Code, code, code.....

Good Luck!

Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Linux Kernel Development (2nd Edition)
Publisher: Novell Press
Authors: Robert Love
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
A superb book.

This book is a kernel bible. Robert Love is an amazing hacker and an amazing writer too. If you are even remotely interested in kernel devlopment this book will change your life forever. Great read.

Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Java Servlet Programming, 2nd Edition
Publisher: O'Reilly
Authors: Jason Hunter
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
Excellent coverage of Servlet programming

Jason Hunter has an excellent writing style that really helped me understand what servlets are and how they work. The information is presented in a way that I can work with for developing solutions quickly. I especially like the say Jason Hunter de-mystifies this particular Web technology. Great job! Hope to see another way on EJB or XML soon!!

Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Discussion-Based Online Teaching to Enhance Student Learning: Theory, Practice and Assessment
Publisher: Stylus Publishing (VA)
Authors: Tisha Bender, Tisha, Dr. Bender
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
Getting Beyond the Technology to Constructivist Learning

Dr. Bender offers a well balanced view of online discussion as a teaching tool in asynchronous education. Clear, concise, practical and well documented concepts and applications fill this easily read textbook. The last section of the book provides a wonderful overview of the hot buttons on assessment in the online environment. Regardless of whether you are already implementing online discussion or if you are just considering online discussion as a new tool to add to your arsenal, you will find helpful insight in this book.