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Product: Book - Hardcover
Title: Advanced Programming in the UNIX(R) Environment
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional
Authors: W. Richard Stevens
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
Lucid Systemprogramming


A superb book, a classic. Good explanations and lot's of ready to use code segments. Stevens was a Guru to most programmers and all appreciated his writings very much. I give only the table of contents, because that is something I like in reviews about such kinds of books:
1.) Introduction, 2.) Unix Standardization and Implementations, 3.) File I/O, 4.) Files and Directories, 5.) Standard I/O Library, 6.) System Data Files and Information, 7.) The Environment of a Unix Process, 8.) Process Control, 9.) Process Relationships, 10.) Signals, 11.) Terminal I/O, 12.) Advanced I/O, 13.) Daemon Processes, 14.) Interprocess Communication, 15.) Advanced Interprocess Communication, 16.) A Database Library, 17.) Communicating with a PostScript Printer, 18.) A Modem Dialer, 19.) Pseudo Terminals.
For many topics one needs his further books. Either the tripple set about TCP/IP or the double set about network programming. The last one is the newest book of him, just finished, before he died.



Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Cascading Style Sheets: The Definitive Guide, 2nd Edition
Publisher: O'Reilly
Authors: Eric A. Meyer
Rating: 1/5
Customer opinion - 1 stars out of 5
completely useless


i work as a programmer and occasionally have to get my hands into the design aspect of things, usually cleaning up templates designers have made in some crap gui tool. i understand the basics of css already, i just needed something to outline the syntax and concepts in css2 and then just function as a reference. this book did neither, and i've found it to be a complete waste.



Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Creating Motion Graphics with After Effects, Vol. 1: The Essentials (3rd Edition, Version 6.5)
Publisher: CMP Books
Authors: Trish Meyer, Chris Meyer
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
Hunter Gatherer


best book without a doubt. even if you're not a beginner/intermediate you'll find amazing secrets that will save you time & money.A true investment, forget the "bible" & the likes...Outstanding work all around!!



Product: Book - Hardcover
Title: Advanced Programming in the UNIX(R) Environment
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional
Authors: W. Richard Stevens
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
Excellent for novices and advanced users alike.


Well, this is one of those rare books (like "Applied Cryptography") which manages to cover all aspects of the material, but also makes it easy for novices to understand. I'd suggest having a fairly thorough background in C before you try this book. However, you don't need a deep knowledge of UNIX to understand it!
After you get this book, you may want to do some socket (internet) programming. Since this book doesn't cover sockets in depth, I'd recommend (as a complement), "UNIX Network Programming, Volume 1: Networking APIs - Sockets and XTI " also by W. Richard Stevens.