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Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Beginning Visual C++ 6
Publisher: Wrox
Authors: Ivor Horton
Rating: 3/5
Customer opinion - 3 stars out of 5
if you are absolutely new to programming, then get this book


Up to chapter 12 is very good for beginners( As book title says). But when MFC is introduced with one big example which spans over five chapters, I am already confused with its complexity. It would be better if short many examples were used to build a window with MFC. After all, book's title is "Beginning...", which sounds to me "Beginners...", but the chapter 13 thru 18( very important part of C++) weren't for beginners at all eventhough the author did very good detailed writing.



Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Creating Web Pages for Dummies, Sixth Edition
Publisher: For Dummies
Authors: Bud E. Smith, Arthur Bebak, Bud Bud Smith, Arthur Bebak
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
Very good to start with!


This book integrates a multitude of users, spreading a wide gap of computer knowledge. With easy to navigate text, a web site of simplistic form to that of "Spock" - like intentions can be within one's reach.



Product: Book - Hardcover
Title: Artificial Intelligence: A Modern Approach (2nd Edition)
Publisher: Prentice Hall
Authors: Stuart J. Russell, Peter Norvig
Rating: 4/5
Customer opinion - 4 stars out of 5
A Good Introductory Book


This book gives a good introduction to AI. It covers several fields in AI. For someone thinking that AI is all about robots, image recognitions etc., this book shows that there could be very powerfull commercial applications of AI. It is very condensed and suits well as an introductory book for beginners.



Product: Book - Hardcover
Title: Software Engineering (6th Edition)
Publisher: Addison Wesley
Authors: Ian Sommerville
Rating: 2/5
Customer opinion - 2 stars out of 5
Shallow and not using American English


This book is an encyclopedic volume of knowledge about Software Engineering, and proceeds from the beginning of the process to the end, with tangents being in the last few chapters. It has the feel of a textbook, with exercises and Key Points at the end of each chapter.
That said, it isn't very entertaining and if it hadn't been my course book, I would have chosen a different Software Engineering text. This book is a great supplemental reference to get more detailed information. I keep it on my shelf at work as a handy reference.