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Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Tcl and the Tk Toolkit
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional
Authors: John K. Ousterhout
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
Excellent book - still the best


This is a very good book to learn tcl/tk. It is a little dated, but the language is covered very well. Start with this one.



Product: Book - Paperback
Title: JavaScript: The Definitive Guide
Publisher: O'Reilly
Authors: David Flanagan
Rating: 4/5
Customer opinion - 4 stars out of 5
Definitive but Could be more Functional


A great book, but I would've preferred "how to's" that covered common JavaScript uses, like rollovers. A little "cookbook" information would truly make this the "definitive" guide. Buy it anyway. O'Reilly books are extremely well-written. The best, in fact. Many computer books look like a bunch of technical gobbledygook when you open them up. O'Reilly books read like BOOKS.



Product: Book - Hardcover
Title: A+ Complete Study Guide, Deluxe Edition
Publisher: Sybex Inc
Authors: David Groth, Dan Newland
Rating: 3/5
Customer opinion - 3 stars out of 5
A Good Start, But OS Section Is Weak


If you don't have a lot of field experience to bring to the table, this book alone won't get you certified in the OS section. While the hardware section is good (I passed on my first try), the OS section is lacking. I have failed the OS section twice (which is expensive), even though I studied and know everything in this book. Failed my second OS test today, and I swear there were questions in the test that were not even tagentially touched on in this book.
I'm going to try Myers book to see that will fill in the gaps.
Hope you have better luck than I did.



Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Oracle PL/SQL Programming, Third Edition
Publisher: O'Reilly
Authors: Steven Feuerstein
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
O'Reilly books...not for the technically challenged.


O'Reilly publishes good reference books. I always look for one of their books first when I am looking for a book in a given subject area. No one book in their Oracle series has it all, though. Each book covers it's subject area in depth...just make sure you get the right book! If you like the "Whatever For Dummies" kind of books, then O'Reilly books aren't for you. My only knock is that there are more books in the Oracle series than is really necessary...marketing at it's worst! Some of the seperate PL/SQL related books should have been combined into one volume.