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Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Cocoa(R) Programming for Mac(R) OS X (2nd Edition)
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional
Authors: Aaron Hillegass
Rating: 2/5
Customer opinion - 2 stars out of 5
OK, but not great.

I was expecting to get a lot more out of this book then I did due to the author's background at NeXT. I found it to read very easily and explain things clearly but not things that I really wanted to know. This book should of been the first 3 chapters of a cocoa book in my opinon, and about 150 pages shorter. The author went overly into basic details, and did not provide enough tech details. Well I guess that's what I get for not buying oreilly though.

Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Beginning Linux Programming (Programmer to Programmer)
Publisher: Wrox
Authors: Richard Stones, Neil Matthew, Alan Cox
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
Best out of the best

I did not have any clue about Unix before I read this book. Now I can talk with Unix Programmer on the same level. Just great book.

Product: Book - Paperback
Title: OCP Oracle9i Database: New Features for Administrators Exam Guide
Publisher: Osborne/McGraw-Hill
Authors: Daniel Benjamin
Rating: 1/5
Customer opinion - 1 stars out of 5
Long on promise ,Short on delivery

I have been around Oracle as an OCP since release 7 and i have to say this is one of the worst books i have read,or should i say, tried to read! The explanations are meanderingly ambiguous and the structure leaves a lot to be desired.If your reading this i suggest that you seek alternative sources of information for your exam preparation!

Product: Book - Hardcover
Title: Voice over IP Fundamentals
Publisher: Cisco Press
Authors: Jonathan Davidson, James Peters, Brian Gracely
Rating: 1/5
Customer opinion - 1 stars out of 5
serialization delay not relevant?

This book is a must for engineers in VoIP field, though it lacks in-depth configuration guides like the CCNA & CCNP study guides do. Also it lacks recent developements on VoDSL and VoIP in HFC area. The seventh chapter on IP overview is not required as the readers are assumed to be fluent with the OSI seven layers ! Rather, I would like to see an in-depth descrption (with diagrams of course !) of the RTP protocol. Besides, the book lacks the description on the VoIP hardware equipment, like Cisco 2600, 3800, AS5300. On the whole I find this book useful but you must supplement your reading with the Cisco configuration guides found in CCO.