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Product: Book - Hardcover
Title: The C++ Programming Language (Special 3rd Edition)
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional
Authors: Bjarne Stroustrup
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
The Book

I don't know why many reviewer think, negative about this book. But on a personal front, i will highly recommend this book. You don't need any other book on C++ if you have this one. I agree that its highly technical, but i think that's what we all looking for.If you want to learn the internals of C++ not just C++. Then go ahead with this book.
Name any one person who can understand the whole of Bible, by reading it once. Please don't mistake me, for comparing the Word of God with this Book. That's just an analogy, i hope you understand my point.
P.S: Any book which is easy to understand is not worth reading. They have to remove difficult parts to make is easier. There are hundreds of book out there, but there is one classic book. So stick to the classic, you don't have time to go through all. That's all i have to say.

Product: Book - Paperback
Title: The Rational Unified Process: An Introduction, Third Edition
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional
Authors: Philippe Kruchten
Rating: 4/5
Customer opinion - 4 stars out of 5
Great book

This is a great book. It was the first book that actually described RUP, besides the documentation. It's a good and an easy read, and you'll know hat RUP is all about after you have read the book. You will need to practice just like anything else, but this book is a very good starting point. The newer versions of this book is much better, so buy that instead.

Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Programming C#, 4th Edition
Publisher: O'Reilly
Authors: Jesse Liberty
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
Didn't take long to know I had purchased a great book

With most books the reader must wait until finishing it before forming a final opinion, and this is especially true with technical material. However, even though I have completed only about 1/4 of the book I can clearly and confidently state that my search for a great C# book was successful. Liberty presents a level of explanation and detail for the language features and syntax that exactly fits the needs of C++ and/or JAVA programmers -- no elementary fluff or filler, no wasted words, and a comprehensive list of topics.
That alone would probably make this book worth the purchase price, but it's only the beginning. After learning the programming language itself in the first half of the book, the reader is then immediately shown how to use C# within the .NET framework. The basic .NET architecture is also discussed, along with the Framework Class Library. This is exactly the way I learned how to program C++ in Visual Studio 6 (the predecessor the Visual Studio .NET) -- FIRST learn the language and then IMMEDIATELY learn about the IDE, along with MFC classes, etc.
I will say, however, that if you're not already a C++ or JAVA programmer you might want to purchase another text to learn the syntax. But you should still buy this book because of its later chapters on using C# to build .NET applications (and because it would make a fine, compact C# reference text after you've grown more comfortable with the language).

Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Oracle PL/SQL 101
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Osborne Media
Authors: Christopher Allen
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
Yeah! Finally a book that does it right!

After wading through lots of poorly-written clunkers that expect you to be a programming expert already, I was overjoyed when I started reading this book. It starts at the beginning. Explains stuff in an understandable way. Uses real-life examples. Walks you through exercises to practice what you learned. Keeps doing this until you know about procedures, functions, triggers, and the pile of command-line SQL that's underneath it all.