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Product: Book - Paperback
Title: OpenGL(R) Programming Guide: The Official Guide to Learning OpenGL, Version 1.2 (3rd Edition)
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional
Authors: Mason Woo, Jackie Neider, Tom Davis, Dave Shreiner, OpenGL Architecture Review Board
Rating: 4/5
Customer opinion - 4 stars out of 5
Excellent resource for the OpenGL programmer


This book is just what it claims to be, a reference manual for OpenGL.If you're looking for a tutorial text on either OpenGL or Graphics Programming in general, I would recommend looking elsewhere.



Product: Book - Hardcover
Title: Advanced Programming in the UNIX(R) Environment
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional
Authors: W. Richard Stevens
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
Unix Programming??? --**THE BEST CHOICE**---


*--from basic to detail... *--simple and clear examples... *--life explaination... *--technical and U get what u desire... *--U will found EXTRA tips on execises...



Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Java Swing, Second Edition
Publisher: O'Reilly
Authors: James Elliott, Marc Loy, David Wood, Brian Cole
Rating: 4/5
Customer opinion - 4 stars out of 5
WITH FINE-TUNED IMPROVEMENTS OVER THE PREVIOUS EDITION


This elaborated textbook showed a promising improvement over the previous edition. It is stuffed with the latest guides for creating GUIs. Readers would notice that this edition of "Java Swing" has included most of the newest elements of the software, while at the same time, dumping all the archaic aspects which are no longer popular.Users of 'Mac OS X' would appreciate the expanded coverage that has been given to the Operating System. There are also, revised information on cross-platform compatibility: including new illustrated examples.Still, as was the case with the previous edition, some of the examples provided in this edition need extra modification before they could be effectively applied.



Product: Book - Paperback
Title: C: A Reference Manual (5th Edition)
Publisher: Prentice Hall
Authors: Samuel P. Harbison, Guy L. Steele
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
A reference + more


My friend borrowed this book from me about two weeks ago and won't give it back, I have since turned to my left side over 20 times looking for it to no avail (serious). If I was to describe this book in one word it would be "Clean", everything in this book is just beautiful, from the ease of use, to the technical details, to even it's fonts and thickness of the pages, everything is so clean and precise that the book makes you want to read it and perhaps even keep it on a pillow next to you at night (but enough about my sheltered life).
One thing that I did not expect before receiving this book was the amazing language overview that comes with the book, they could have sold the book with just that part and it would have still been great. The overview goes into great detail and is really good at pointing out things that other C books miss and the fact that the author is well versed on all the features of the latest C99 Standard adds even more to the wealth of information. My favorite part of the book is the part on the C Pre-processor, which had a great deal of information that I was not previously aware of.
Apart from that, there is the reference side which has all the detail you could ever want in a standard library reference book, all in a very simple to search format (Oh yeah and I should mention, the index kicks ....).
So long story short, if you want a single book that you can turn to for 99.9% of your standard C problems, divorce your wife and give that spot in your bed to "C: A Reference Manual (5th Edition)"... or 6th if it's out by the time you read this review.
ps. If your looking for this book in a bookstore make sure the lady types in "C: A Reference Manual (5th Edition)" and not "See: A Reference Manual (5th Edition)", long story, I'll tell you another time.
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