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Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Physics for Game Developers
Publisher: O'Reilly
Authors: David M. Bourg
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
Excellent game physics for beginners


I read this book to bone up on the basis principles of physics, and to understand how they applied in a general sense to computer games. An excellent primer, but as other reviewers here have noted, it will not sufice as a complete tool kit for experienced programmers.



Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Learning Perl, Third Edition
Publisher: O'Reilly
Authors: Randal L. Schwartz, Tom Phoenix
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
Great book to get started -- that's right "Learning Perl"


This was the first book I purchased on PERL, and it gave me a rapid introduction to a great programming language. I thought that the examples were usefull, and that the book was clear and covered the basics. However, I would stress that by itself, this book is almost useless, as it fails to cover many features that you need to write a programme that is usefull in the real world. I quickly moved onto the Programming Perl book from O'Reily which complements this book perfectly, and also the Advanced Perl book. This book really works best as part of the set of PERL books from O'Reily, and I therefore recommend that you get this book realising that if you find perl to be usefull, you are going to need the others.



Product: Book - Hardcover
Title: High-Speed Digital System Design: A Handbook of Interconnect Theory and Design Practices
Publisher: Wiley-IEEE Press
Authors: Stephen H. Hall, Garrett W. Hall, James A. McCall
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
Authors draw on their roots to provide some downhome fun


This book is the most comprehensive book I have seen in the area of system bus design. It focuses largely on signal integrity issues that must be solved in modern high speed designs. It includes much practical information that can be directly applied to design, as well as a sufficient amount of theory so that the the reader can understand the fundamental issues assosiated with high speed signal propagation. It also covers topics not included inother texts, such as high speed measuremet techniques, design methodology and EMI. It is highly understandable and well organized.



Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Don't Make Me Think: A Common Sense Approach to Web Usability
Publisher: New Riders Press
Authors: Steve Krug
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
Made me think a lot!


This book is excellent. Every page worth reading - and then reading again. As someone whose job it is to do usability testing for our company's web site and HTML emails, and do it in little time with even fewer dollars, Steve Krug provides a roadmap to getting the job done. Steve has become my personal god as regards to usability.