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Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Thinking in Java (3rd Edition)
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Authors: Bruce Eckel
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
One of the best java programming books


A lot of people want to find a shortcut to learning Java.With the popularity of Java,a lot of "misconceptions" about Programming have come into existence (And they have been well exploited by "Technical writers" and leading "Dr/Professors". I never buy a book that says written by "DR Know it all" because I think that their brain cells are dead and their writing makes sense to them and only them).I am writing all this because I spent too much time and money trying to learn Java beyond the basics using "ShakesPear" style books .In my opinion "newbies" should learn a programming language like C because it is small and you get the "Feel" for programming.OOP is nothing more than concepts.If you have no programming experience , this book is not for you.This is one of the best books written on Java (Other being Just Java by Peter Linden).The examples are short where they need to be and the text is written in "Simple English".It tells you about the nuts and bolts of Java Language.I'll say that it is a book for "Java Novices" and I use this and Just Java books as reference.



Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Visual C++ .NET Bible
Publisher: Wiley
Authors: Tom Archer, Andrew Whitechapel, Tom Archer
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
CodeGuru to the rescue!!


I bought this book expecting the best as Tom Archer is an original CodeGuru founder and I was definitely not disappointed. As another reviewer noted the ATL and COM chapters are worth the price of the book by themselves. Add to that, Archer's unparralled database chapters and some great content on DLLs, custom drawn controls, dialogs, document/view, etc. etc. and you hdefinitely have a great book.



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: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
The Best HTML Reference You Can Buy


I have been developing web sites and teaching others how to do it for years. I have recommended this book as one of two that students should own, and this is the only HTML reference you'll need if you're already experienced and just need to look something up.



Product: Book - Paperback
Title: The Complete Manual of Typography
Publisher: Adobe Press
Authors: James Felici
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
The FINAL WORD on professional typography!


I've been aware of Jim Felici's extensive knowlege of typography through his work as a journalist and editor for various graphic arts publications. When I learned he had written this book, I knew it would contain a wealth of knowledge. This book should be the basis of a required course of study for any professional who works with type. We've all struggled to read so many POORLY typeset pages, we're now painfully aware that GOOD typesetting really matters! Anyone who works with type should care about producing eminently readable pages, and The Complete Manual of Typography will teach you how to achieve that goal. A great cover-to-cover read as well as a handy on the spot reference tool. You'll keep it within easy reach right next to your Chicago Manual of Style!