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Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Microsoft ADO.NET Step by Step
Publisher: Microsoft Press
Authors: Rebecca M. Riordan
Rating: 1/5
Customer opinion - 1 stars out of 5
Do not spend money on this book!


Wait for a colleage to waste $40 on it, then pick it out of the trash. I can hardly believe that Microsoft would put their imprimatur on such a book. Numerous code samples simply do not work. Connection strings for Riordan's own installation have to be replaced; it you don't know already know something about ADO.NET, you'll be in despair. The format is a "color by numbers" sort of thing; the various objects are poorly explained. Different ways of creating objects should not be mixed together in the same program; it makes the source unreadable, and pedagogically useless.
I learned a lot trying to fix the errata myself; I should get paid.



Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Red Hat Linux 9 Unleashed (Unleashed)
Publisher: Sams
Authors: Bill Ball, Hoyt Duff
Rating: 4/5
Customer opinion - 4 stars out of 5
Pretty Good...


When I had purchased Red Hat Linux 9 Unleashed I had already dived head first into Linux, so I knew some things about the subject. This book is still really good reference when I get stuck trying to do something Red Hat, the sections on the kernel is very well written, but this book isn't a good tutorial on Linux in general. A book I would recommed to the novice and also the power user is "Linux: Rute User's Tutorial and Exposition -- by Paul Sheer" its old, but its a classic.



Product: Book - Hardcover
Title: The CISSP Prep Guide: Gold Edition
Publisher: Wiley
Authors: Ronald L. Krutz, Russell Dean Vines
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
I was cheated by amazone don't buy this book!


I got this book today with anoter book which is package.But I realize I was cheated by amazone.Two books was same.How could they sell this two book as package with sale?So bad people!!!!



Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Macromedia Dreamweaver MX 2004 with ASP, ColdFusion, and PHP : Training from the Source
Publisher: Macromedia Press
Authors: Jeffrey Bardzell
Rating: 3/5
Customer opinion - 3 stars out of 5
Mac Users - Read this


This review is directed to those who are newcomers to dynamic websites/and or mac users. Get Joe Kissel's book, 50 techniques for the Mac. It shows you how to turn on PHP. Skip the unix stuff written for the mac. Unless you already know unix, it is a huge project to do so.