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Product: Book - Hardcover
Title: Cisco Catalyst QoS: Quality of Service in Campus Networks
Publisher: Cisco Press
Authors: Richard Froom, Mike Flannagan, Kevin Turek
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
Good Cisco QoS book...


This book started out a little scary, but as I read it a little more things started to sink in. There is a lot of material in this book. The first chapters run through all the theory and background fun. After that the fun stuff of applying what they were saying in the beginning applies and makes sense. This book is not for the beginner on Cisco networking. I would say CCNA/CCDA level people would be able to handle all the acronyms and feel comfortable with the way the book is setup. I have never touched any QoS stuff and this was not too bad for a technical book. Some parts did drag on, but all in all it moved pretty well. My favorite parts of this book are all the examples. This book goes through all the (time of publishing) current Cisco equipment and what different ways they handle QoS. The book also has some good insights on Cisco design, especially if you are planning VoIP or video implementations. It tells where you could leverage certain switches in a total solution for a customer. I have read this book once, now I have to read it again to reinforce what I have read. Good job!.



Product: Book - Paperback
Title: XSLT : Programmer's Reference (Programmer to Programmer)
Publisher: Wrox
Authors: Michael Kay
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
Just Right


Usually when a book comes out on the heals of a newly accepted standard, it's fully of fluff, and incomplete. Not so with this book. XSLT Programmers Reference is organized well, lots of simple, quick examples, and good overviews. I use this book as a standard text for XSLT classes that I teach. It covers those odd quarky things that you'd miss otherwise. This is a real tool!
If you're going to be doing XSLT, you need this book at your side!



Product: Book - Paperback
Title: The Code Book: The Science of Secrecy from Ancient Egypt to Quantum Cryptography
Publisher: Anchor
Authors: SIMON SINGH
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
Excellently Written Book


Kudos to Singh-he wrote an excellent, relatively short book on what could be an incredibly confusing topic. There isn't too much math here, which can make the topic more difficult to understand. I'll admit, the last chapter is confusing (hey, it's on quantum theory, give the guy a break), but the writing style is superior to anything else that I've read on the subject (far better written, shorter, and more modern than David Kahn's 1100 page monolith). Definitely read this 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
If you have to buy one book, this is it.


This is my all time favorite reference/learning guide. I purchased the 4th edition and it was the most used guide of my collection of over 50 various tech books. The 4th edition of HTML, touched on CSS which I wished there was more information on this topic. Ah, but my wish came through. With CSS on the 5th edition, I'm pretty sure this book would be used even more than the previous edition. If I can give out guarantee's, I would guarantee you will not find a better HTML book, hands down. Now if only she'd write a XSLT book.....