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Product: Book - Hardcover
Title: The C++ Programming Language (Special 3rd Edition)
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional
Authors: Bjarne Stroustrup
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
Definitive


Don't buy this book if you are new to C++ and want to start learning from the ground up. That's not the audience the book was intended for. However, once you do attain some C++ knowledge, this book will be invaluable. I'm an experienced C++ programmer and software engineer, and this is the definitive reference for both myself and my colleagues. I've bought 2: one for the workplace and one for home, and I always learn something new and useful whenever I read through it. If you're a serious programmer, you don't want to be without this book.



Product: Book - Hardcover
Title: The Algorithm Design Manual
Publisher: Springer
Authors: Steve S. Skiena
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
very approachable


This is the most approachable book on algorithms I have. Reading should not be a chore, and yet with some of the other algorithms texts, it very tiresome just to find what you are looking for... and you can just forget about understanding those on the first read-through!
What I like about this book is that things are explained clearly without "dumbing down". When I have a quick question about a particular data structure or about which of two solutions would be better for a problem, I always reach for this book first. Money well spent.



Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Beginning ASP Databases
Publisher: Wrox Press
Authors: John Kauffman, Kevin Spencer, Thearon Willis, John Kauffman
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
A great how-to guide for web developers!


This book is the best description of how to hook your web site into your database I have seen. Honestly, this and *the horrors* active server pages for dummies is enough to do complex database interactions on the web. [well this, a server, a database, and notepad].
Descriptions are consise, and the content is laid out in a step by step fashion, so you can cut to exactly what you want to do.
The troubleshooting tips @ the end of each chapter are worth the price all on thier own.
I wouldn't trade this book for 3 other ASP books.



Product: Book - Paperback
Title: The Java(TM) Programming Language (3rd Edition)
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional
Authors: Ken Arnold, James Gosling, David Holmes
Rating: 4/5
Customer opinion - 4 stars out of 5
Not quite K&R but close.


K&R want-a-be. To the point but isn't as clear or concise. A must have for any Java programmer; but they could have done better