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Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Oracle9i for Dummies
Publisher: For Dummies
Authors: Carol McCullough-Dieter, Ned Dana
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
Best Book for Oracle Beginners


If you are new to Oracle, or are making a transition to Oracle, then this is the book you want to have. Its simple and yet at the same time touches on a whole lot of Oracle concepts that one actually needs to know to start of with. You will actually be doing a whole lot of Oracle after going thru this book, which I consider an excellent enterance into the world of Oracle.
A must buy for all who wish to get into Oracle.



Product: Book - Paperback
Title: HTML for the World Wide Web with XHTML and CSS: Visual QuickStart Guide, Fifth Edition
Publisher: Peachpit Press
Authors: Elizabeth Castro
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
This is too good to talk about. Shhh! Don't tell anyone!


I own several HTML books this is the absolute best.Concise clear and to the point.It doesn't get any better. Buy two copies and don't leave home without it!



Product: Book - Paperback
Title: WarDriving: Drive, Detect, Defend, A Guide to Wireless Security
Publisher: Syngress
Authors: Chris Hurley, Russ Rogers, Frank Thornton
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
The Guide that I needed


I purchased this book based on the recommendation from a friend in my DC Group. This book was exactly what I was looking for. I have been trying to find a book that had enough technical information that I wasn't bored, but that presented it in an easy to read, step by step manner. WarDriving delivered.

The book begins by giving a pretty cool history of WarDriving and then moves into two chapters on NetStumbler. I skipped these since I knew how to use NetStumbler and won't comment on them.

The next two chapters were a goldmine. Particularly Chapter 5. These two chapters walk you through setup of Kismet on Slackware and Fedora Linux. I don't use Slackware, so I skimmed this chapter, but the Fedora chapter was exactly what I needed. The instructions for installing Kismet on Fedora were worth the purchase price all by itself.

The next chapter details how to actually configure and use Kismet. This chapter was perfect. In less than an hour I was running Kismet and detecting access points all over my neighborhood.

Chapter 7 was about mapping. I don't have a GPS yet so I skipped most of this one too.

Chapter 8 was a really interesting history of organized WarDriving. I had never even heard of a Worldwide WarDrive, but I am definitely going to do it next time. It sounds awesome.

Chapter 9 was about attacking networks. I had no idea it was so easy to do. This really scared me, but Chapter 10 told me how to configure my home wireless network to protect against a lot of these attacks.

I skimmed chapter 11 since it was more geared toward businesses so I will not comment on it either.

This book delivered for me, and I would recommend it to anyone that wants to eather learn to WarDrive or secure their home network.



Product: Book - Paperback
Title: DNS and BIND, Fourth Edition
Publisher: O'Reilly
Authors: Paul Albitz, Cricket Liu
Rating: 4/5
Customer opinion - 4 stars out of 5
A Must Have


This Book is a must have for anyone seriously doing DNS work today. The upcoming 3rd edition will cover BIND Version 8, but the substance of DNS and how it works on the Internet is fully and delightfully covered in both previous editions. The Authors are completely knowledgeable about DNS and share that knowledge in a straighforward comfortable style that makes DNS & BIND a fun read while imparting loads of DNS wisdom.