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Product: Book - Hardcover
Title: CCIE Routing and Switching Exam Certification Guide
Publisher: Cisco Press
Authors: A. Anthony Bruno, Anthony Bruno
Rating: 1/5
Customer opinion - 1 stars out of 5
Official Preparation for Failing the CCIE Qualification Exam


I'm really dissappointed with this so called official preparation guide for ccie routing and switching qualification (CCIE QE) exam. It's true that to become a CCIE, sitting down and reading a prep. book is not enough; this is what makes CCIE certification different than others. But a book announced as the official prep. guide, should have given more than an a poor overview of each topic. For those people who are preparing for the exam, I suggest the URLs on Cisco's web site, the TAC documents, which are invaluable, richer in content and most upto date in addition to books already wellknown an mentioned in previous reviews; but not this book.



Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Web Database Applications with PHP & MySQL, 2nd Edition
Publisher: O'Reilly
Authors: Hugh E. Williams
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
Save time - Have fun


This book is truly amazing. It gives you in-depth information in a compact book, and it makes finding things very easy. If you are learning MySql and you seem to always have a question, this book is for you. It has given me shortcuts when coding and gives full detail on why certain ways work better. This book is top on my charts.



Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Inside C#, Second Edition
Publisher: Microsoft Press
Authors: ANDREW WHITECHAPE TOM ARCHER
Rating: 3/5
Customer opinion - 3 stars out of 5
Disapointed


When I bought this book, I was expecting to get a good reference in C# and begin switching to that language. What a disapointment! After having read the first 100 pages, I am wondering if I have not thrown my money through the window ( but that would not be the first time, as good computer books are rare to find ): some keywords are introduced without any explanation ( i.e. get, set) and some concepts are not correctly introduced through the examples ( i.e. sealed classes, ref and out etc.). Moreover, the examples do not correspond to any reality. More than once I was wondering what the author wanted to show. This book obviously lacks visibility and structure.



Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Absolute Beginner's Guide to C (2nd Edition)
Publisher: Sams
Authors: Greg Perry
Rating: 3/5
Customer opinion - 3 stars out of 5
Just another book on C nothing special


I bought this book out of curiousity because of the fact that nearly every reviewer gave it 5 stars.The truth is that while the book is not bad it does not deserve 5 stars. Five stars means when an author tries a completely radical approach at teaching a subject.This is not the case with Perry.He even challenged the readers to tell him about a better beginners book.A far better beginner`s book is called C Programming: a modern approach by Knking!!.One thing I hate in Greg`s book is the poor typing.I spent time trying to figure out where the opening brace { begins and where the closing brace } ends. Without simple examples for the novice programmer to practice how can he be sure he has understood the stuff.Greg perry should rewrite this book or atleast correct most of this programs.Only 12 and 13 years olds can give these book 5 stars because they probably haven`t seen other good books.