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Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Programming C#, 4th Edition
Publisher: O'Reilly
Authors: Jesse Liberty
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
Time to make a sharp right turn.


This book does a great job laying out the language and tying into the .NET CLR. After doing 8 years of VB (20 years of development), I think I'm ready to dump that sillyness and jump on board the C# ship. That's a really strong statement from a VB-biased person such as myself. There is so much power in C# and I don't have to worry about all those nasty details in C++. It is also a very elegant language.



Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Teach Yourself HTML 4 in 24 Hours
Publisher: Sams.net
Authors: Dick Oliver, Molly Holzschlag
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
A quick, definitive look at the basics in HTML


When I picked this book up, I didn't know much HTML, it teaches in a good manner, not trying to overload you with to much at one time. Mr. Oliver does a good job of keeping you laughing through out the book. Also, the section on Gif animator was great. Though....this book will teach you the very basics of HTML, no more. You will have to go out and get more advanced books and start to learn how tables can postion graphics and text extremely well etc... But for the beginner, you can't go wrong.



Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Essential ActionScript 2.0
Publisher: O'Reilly
Authors: Colin Moock
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
You know ActionScript has come of age when...


You know ActionScript has come of age when a book like this comes out. Colin Moock had already written arguably the bible on ActionScript 1.0, and though I was worried at the decision that this book was to be a supplement to ActionScript for Flash MX, rather than a sequel, I now couldn't agree more with the logic. The resultant book would have been too big for its binding!!!
Technically perfect, this book reminds me of why I fell in love with O'Reilly books in the first place. It reminds me of my first read of Larry Wall's Programming Perl book: concise, authoritative, and not without a bit of humor! And let me tell you, nowhere is humor more difficult than in a computer book, am I right?
Mr. Moock leads us down a path that teaches how to actually write an application in Flash. And you didn't think it was possible! Believe me, I had my doubts too, but the fact that the book applies several design patterns to Flash programming by the end speaks for itself. When you're ready to write mature, object-oriented applications in ActionScript 2.0, you're ready to pick this one up.



Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Alison Balter's Mastering Microsoft Access 2000 Development
Publisher: Sams
Authors: Alison Balter
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
EXTREMELY helpful -- fills a niche!


I had read many introductory works on Access 2000, and I had developed a (relatively) simple relational database -- but the beginners' books were mostly geared to users, and the developers' books were too advanced for me to jump straight into. Like another reviewer, I was having a great deal of trouble finding a book for intermediate developers and then I found THIS! Wonderful! Just what I needed!
Alison writes well, knows her stuff, and her book bridges a gap that none other does. One must know Access fairly well, and one must already be somewhat familiar with VBA programming (or programming in general), but if those statements describe you and if you are not quite ready for the 2-vol. Developers' Handbook by Getz, et al, look no further.
I recommend this book very, very highly to all intermediate A2K developers. It is truly a MUST HAVE reference! Thank you, thank you Alison!