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Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Oracle Database 10g: A Beginner's Guide (Osborne ORACLE Press Series)
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Osborne Media
Authors: Ian Abramson, Michael Abbey
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
Oracle Database 10g beginner's guide


This book is a great reference document. It is great for a beginner with the use of Oracle and even holds value for people that are looking for a bit of a refresher. The books is well laid out, the check points are handy for training as well.



Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Perl Cookbook, Second Edition
Publisher: O'Reilly
Authors: Tom Christiansen, Nathan Torkington
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
Practical solutions on a professional level


If one knows basic perl, then this book, written by two of the topmost guys in the perl community, adds innumerable practical examples and discussions about them, for solving real world perl programming problems in a professional way. It may show one things perl can do, but which do not occure to everyone who has just learned the syntax and knows programming from less capable languages. It deals with topics from strings through IPC and Web. This book made perl working for several people I know.



Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Secrets and Lies : Digital Security in a Networked World
Publisher: Wiley
Authors: Bruce Schneier
Rating: 4/5
Customer opinion - 4 stars out of 5
An excellent primer for the rest of us


One of the best books around for presenting a high-level, comprehensive look at the current state of computer security, and all the issues that need to be considered. Plus, it's an enjoyable read! It has something to offer most everyone in the enterprise, from the CEO to the techies.
What this book is *not* is a technical manual; it will not teach you specific hacker exploits or how to configure a firewall. In fact, there's little here that a seasoned security pro wouldn't already know. But that's not the purpose of the book. Its purpose is to educate the professional who is not a security expert yet who is impacted by attacks and vulnerabilities -- in other words, the rest of us.



Product: Book - Paperback
Title: C++ for Game Programmers (Game Development Series)
Publisher: Charles River Media
Authors: Noel Llopis
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
Pragmatic Programming Concerns for game development


Noel did a great job covering several pertinant subjects not coverege in the majority of Game Programming book. Memory pools, code archecture, plug-in design, stl, rtti,etc. There's a very practical and considred approach taken in the book based on real-world experences. Each subject is well covered and refenced at the end of each section. There's no wasted sections of endless code printouts or endless reprints of SDK help, just simple and through examples. I highly recommend this book.