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Product: Book - Hardcover
Title: Real-Time Collision Detection (The Morgan Kaufmann Series in Interactive 3-D Technology)
Publisher: Morgan Kaufmann
Authors: Christer Ericson
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
Excellent


It's a very deep reference on almost every technique involved with processing geometry for collision detection. It's treatment on the topic is very, very deep.

Chrisster Ericson is a very knowledgeable guy, and he leaves no stone unturned. You'll never need another book on the subject. It includes a reference on 3d math, I am not sure why, as most people who are purchasing a book like this probably know the math at this point. It's not a book for beginners.

The book is excellent, it's aimed at programmers, not mathematicians. There are tons of code snippets to follow through, which makes it easy to understand how something works, instead of having to dig through mountains of code. It goes deep into topics only skimmed in other books. This is the last book on game programming I am ever buying. I have all the references I will ever need.

G'luck soldiers.



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


Despite the book's title, this is not a book for beginners to C++. The subjects discussed in this book are designed for those who have taken some preparatory courses in C++. One of the topics that the authors discussed extensively is the standard template library. Most of textbooks for C++ rarely touch on this subject at all. For C++ developers who want good examples of how to incorporate the standard library into their codes, this book will provide a good foundation.
Other recommendation:
"Generic Programming and the STL" by Matthew H. Austern



Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Object Oriented Perl
Publisher: Manning Publications
Authors: Damian Conway
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
Wonderful, Fun, Code provoking


A top-notch handling of object oriented perl. Without a doubt, objects in Perl are a different beast from any other language, but this book handles the concepts and details admirably. In addition, some related topics (how to install a Perl module) are included. The style is very O'Reilly-like (why is this book not from O'Reilly?), right down to the humorous footnotes. The appendix covering the differences between Perl and other OO languages is superb. I only wish that Python had been included.



Product: Book - Hardcover
Title: Successful Project Management with Microsoft Project 2000 CD-ROM
Publisher: South-Western College Pub
Authors: Jack Gido
Rating: 4/5
Customer opinion - 4 stars out of 5
A good book about Porject Management


It's a good text book about project management with clear examples and logical chapter development via the following order: Project Management Concepts, Needs Identification,Proposed Solutions,The Project,People: The Key to Project Success,The Project Manager,The Project Team,Types of Project, Organizations,Project Communication and Documentation,Project Planning and Control, Planning, Scheduling,Schedule Control,Resource Considerations, Cost Planning and Performance.