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Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Network+ Study Guide, 4th Edition
Publisher: Sybex Inc
Authors: David Groth, Toby Skandier
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5

I bought this book about a month ago. I read the book about two times from cover to cover, highlighting the important parts. Also bought the Exam Cram book, as a review and passed the exam today with a 800/900 the first time. The author Groth really breaks the the subject, also the CD was great. A word to the wise, pay close att. to the IP subnetting part. Also the IPv4 and IPv6.
thanks Sybex!

Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Beginning Visual C++ 6
Publisher: Wrox
Authors: Ivor Horton
Rating: 4/5
Customer opinion - 4 stars out of 5
Does what the title suggests

This book is a solid beginners text. Given that there are MANY absolutely terrible books for beginners to C++, that alone distinguishes it. It should be noted that this is not an advanced level text, so if you are looking for advanced concepts, odds are they are either not here, or are touched on only briefly here. If you are looking for advanced C++ language issues, try "The C++ Programming Language" by Stroustrup.
The biggest flaw is that once you start the windows programming with mfc section in this book, you basically have to go through the chapters sequentially, because one example is built over the course of half the book. As a result, if you try to jump straight to the DLL chapter, for example, you will find that you need to have completed the other chapters.

Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Eric Meyer on CSS: Mastering the Language of Web Design
Publisher: New Riders Press
Authors: Eric A. Meyer
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
Eric Meyer is a CSS God

Make sure you kow what you are doing before you pick up this beauty. Its not for the CSS beginner, but is perfect for the web developer who is really only looking for answers.
Its format is sort of recipe-like in that he guides you step by step through some very specific types of projects, but you can certainly adapt the lesons to do your own thing.
Since Eric is a bit of a CSS purist, he doesnt really cover hacks and work arounds for the various browser incompatibilities, and the screenshots are all on Netscape on Mac. I noted that in a few places my IE 6 on Win XP didnt render exactly the same way.
Beautiful 4 color layout - but why did they make the images so small?
Despite the couple of little issues I had with the book, this may be the best CSS book ever written.

Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Hacking: The Art of Exploitation
Publisher: No Starch Press
Authors: Jon Erickson
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
Thank you Mr. Erickson

This is not an exploit encyclopedia. This book teaches you the main "hacking" principles. It is not as dry as an academic book, but you will have to expend some time following the examples. If that is what you are looking for, do not hesitate, just buy it.