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Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Sun Certified Programmer & Developer for Java 2 Study Guide (Exam 310-035 & 310-027)
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Osborne Media
Authors: Kathy Sierra, Bert Bates
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
All you need


This book teachs you all you need to pass de SCJP Exam.



Product: Book - Paperback
Title: SQL: The Complete Reference, Second Edition
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Osborne Media
Authors: James R Groff, Paul N. Weinberg
Rating: 2/5
Customer opinion - 2 stars out of 5
Difficult to understand


I purchased this book because it had a CD-Rom;however, the passwords and user names are not given to use to access the databases and the book does not give you the information. If you are looking for a book that offers SQL for Oracle. Oracle8i The Complete Reference is what I would recommend. The examples this book gives are not clearly defined. I had a difficult time understanding this book.



Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Malware: Fighting Malicious Code
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Authors: Ed Skoudis, Lenny Zeltser
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
Massive, magnificient, mischievous, machiavelian, Malware!


Eds latest book is his best and most fun to read. This tome is an amazing treatise on malicious code. Ed has outdone himself in his categorization, and in depth analysis of evil code. This book addresses the full gamut of types of malware, from trojans to kernel and user level root kits.
I highly recommend this book to anyone wanting to know more about how malicious code works, and how to defend against it. This should be required reading for software engineers, so that they truly understand the very nature of how attackers ply their craft.
Put on your tinfoil hats, this book is a great read!



Product: Book - Paperback
Title: HP-UX 11i Systems Administration Handbook and Toolkit, Second Edition
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Authors: Marty Poniatowski
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
BUY THIS BOOK!!! It's Great!


Let me begin by saying that this is the only book of its kind out there - kudos to Mr Poniatowski for that (Hint to other authors!!). What a waste of what could be a handy reference manual.
This book could be cut into half its size and weight. Firstly, the publisher used the heaviest grade of printing paper out there, so if you are looking for some exercise, try lifting this book above your head once a day. DISCLAIMER - This may cause severe injury, so please do it with a buddy around.
Secondly, the book is full of pages which, in the name of illustrating a command, show pages after pages of useless printouts, that can be avoided. For example, it shows hundreds of lines of printouts of the output of "history" command!! SImply abbreviating the output with a note that "... this will print all lines in your history file..." would have done! I can quote hundreds of such examples...
A lot of the book is filled with "man pages" but then that's probably a part of the package. This book is a combination of (1) man pages, (2) unix tips and tricks, and (3) specific HP command help. I think it fails to cover any of these 3 to satisfaction. Your money is better spent in buying these three topical books separately.