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Product: Book - Paperback
Title: A Programmer's Guide to Java (tm) Certification
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional
Authors: Khalid A. Mughal, Rolf W. Rasmussen
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
The perfect Java 2nd book


This book describes each topic of java in many details. It is the BEST book for programmers who want to master in Java, and not only for Certification Test. However,don't expect to be able to follow this book if this book is your first Java book.In my opinion it is the best second book about Java.



Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Google Hacks, 2nd Edition (Hacks)
Publisher: O'Reilly
Authors: Tara Calishain, Rael Dornfest
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
Indispensable Google reference


Google is like an iceberg - a huge entity, of which only a small amount is visible. Millions of casual users find Google quite usable and helpful. Yet there are many who would like to take advantage of the full capabilities of Google. Once harnessed, Google becomes an even more invaluable and indispensable tool.

Like an iceberg, there is a giant mass hidden beyond Google's simple interface. There are now more than 30 books on Google and two of the most beneficial ones are those that detail those hidden powers of Google, namely Google Hacks: Tips & Tools for Smarter Searching and Google Hacking for Penetration Testers. Rather than overlapping, these books are complementary and focus on different uses of Google.

Google Hacks: Tips & Tools for Smarter Searching is helpful reference for any Google user who wants to get the most out of their searching experience. The book's 9 chapters detail 100 tips for different functionalities within Google. The bulk of the book is in the first 2 chapters, which contain 49 hacks for use of the basic Google Web interface. Hacks such as optimizing search entries, proximity searches, and Google Indexes are detailed. The book does a very good job in showing how to perform specific searches to glean the most-needed information.

The other chapters detail how to optimize often less-used areas of Google including images, news, and groups, and Gmail (the Google mail application).

Chapter 9, Programming Google, is valuable for programmers. The chapter details the use of the Google API (the collection of capabilities that Google exposes for use by third-party software). The book includes Perl scripts that can query the Google engine with terms specified by the user.

Much of the information in the book can be found in various parts Google itself, but the key is to know where to find it and how to look for it. Google Hacks provides that information in a well-written and organized format for those that need the assistance. If any of your work relies on using Google, Google Hacks should be part of it.




Product: Book - Paperback
Title: JavaServer Pages, 3rd Edition
Publisher: O'Reilly
Authors: Hans Bergsten
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
A technical user's manual that goes into express detail


Now in an updated third edition covering JSP 2.0 and JSTL 1.1, JavaServer Pages is an extremely practical guidebook especially recommended for server-side Java Developers, uses explicit instruction, examples, and sample codes to instruct the reader in JSP application basics, development, and applying JSP in J2EE and JSP component development. A technical user's manual that goes into express detail, offering explicit syntax and step-by-step discussion of technical applications. No professional level Java reference collection can be considered complete or up to date without the inclusion of Hans Bergsten's JavaServer Pages.



Product: Book - Paperback
Title: The Cinema 4D 9/9.1 Handbook (Graphics Series)
Publisher: Charles River Media
Authors: Adam Watkins, Anson Call
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
From Beginner to Intermediate Level


Aimed at the beginner through intermediate user, this book uses a series of tutorials to lead you through the design and implementation of several projects using Maxon's Cinema 4D. Through these projects, most of the features of the program are illustrated and the reader quickly understands what the program is all about.

To be sure, Cinema 4D has so many features and capabilities that they cannot all be covered in a book even twice this size. Instead the book attempts to teach the core, fundamental capablilities of the program and leave the reader to experiment with the other features by himself.

The CD of the book is more complete than usual. It has a Demo version of the program for both Mac and PC. It has all the images used in the book. There are some extra tutorials that come from earlier versions of the book. These files can (mostly) be downloaded from the Maxon web site, but having them here on a CD is a lot faster and more convenient than downloading.

I really like the writing style that the authors use, for me it comes across as clean, easy and yet conveys the information I wanted.