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Product: Book - Hardcover
Title: SAP R/3 Administrator's Handbook
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Osborne Media
Authors: Jose Antonio Hernandez
Rating: 4/5
Customer opinion - 4 stars out of 5
Introductory coverage of a wide range of R/3 topics

At 608 pages, this book will take you a while to get through it! However, it is worth the time spent, since it covers just about all of the topics in the R/3 Admin arena. I've found good general information on each topic I've needed to research, especially some that many books never seem to cover! Does not dwell on ABAP/4 as many SAP books do. Don't expect extensive in-depth coverage on any area in particular. The author would need two volumes to cover that much ground. Would recommend to potential R/3 Admins and ABAPers as well. Well worth the money spent!

Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Learning Perl, Third Edition
Publisher: O'Reilly
Authors: Randal L. Schwartz, Tom Phoenix
Rating: 2/5
Customer opinion - 2 stars out of 5
Not The Best

This book _is_:-funny-relatively concise-a decent book on the language
This book _is not_:-good for the beginning perl programmer.
Basically, this book tries to cover too much in some areas and not nearly enough of some other topics. Hashes get their own chapter, but it's miniscule. On the other hand, the intricacies of dealing with list v. scalar context are covered in depth. From personal experience, however, hashes are one of the most useful features of perl.
My suggestion: start with perlmonks.org and the Camel. Between the two of them, you'll find everything you need to know.

Product: Book - Paperback
Title: DNS & BIND Cookbook
Publisher: O'Reilly
Authors: Cricket Liu
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
A wonderful companion to the BIND book

Like the BIND book, the DNS and BIND cookbook is an invaluable reference for any DNS/Email/Web admin. This book answers many of the questions raised in the BIND book through numerous illuminating illustrations. It explains the differences between BIND 4, 8 and 9. Plus there's a great section on email and even IPv6
The DNS & BIND cook book coupled with the BIND book are truly the BIND bibles.

Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Don't Make Me Think: A Common Sense Approach to Web Usability
Publisher: New Riders Press
Authors: Steve Krug
Rating: 3/5
Customer opinion - 3 stars out of 5
Not for international users!

The value of this book is that it's simple and direct. If you are a beginner in usability and usability testing, buy this one first. However, if live outside the US and you're not familiar to expressions like "Off the bat" or "Everybody wants to drop a line in the home page", maybe you'll have problems. Perhaps the writer should travel a little bit more and see different cultures with people speaking different languages. And then write books people who speak english as second language understand, specially those on usability ...