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Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Learning Perl, Third Edition
Publisher: O'Reilly
Authors: Randal L. Schwartz, Tom Phoenix
Rating: 4/5
Customer opinion - 4 stars out of 5
Very Intuitive!


I found this book to be a very easy read. The exercises at the end of the chapters tie in well with each lesson. A good start for learning Perl.



Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Absolute Beginner's Guide to C (2nd Edition)
Publisher: Sams
Authors: Greg Perry
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
Great book....


I'm teaching a c class at a small technical school. I chose this as my textbook on the basis of the reviews here and couldn't be more pleased. The chapters are short and concise, keeping the students from being bogged down or becoming lost. I can't recommend this book highly enough for someone wanting to learn the language. Some material is presented in an order other than what I might prefer, but it has not and will not present a problem. If you want a good start, you should be pleased with this book...



Product: Book - Paperback
Title: IIS 6 Administration
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Osborne Media
Authors: Mitch Tulloch
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
IIS6 - Will this book help you?


I have enjoyed Mitch's writing style since I found his Administering IIS 4 book here on Amazon.com. He writes in such a way that technical books are very easy to comprehend and everything flows with the right amount of screen snaps.
He has covered a lot in this book which includes a very detailed section on how to install both Windows 2003 and IIS using a lot of different methods which works well if you have one server to a farm of 100's of servers.
The standard things you would expect from an IIS book are here, creating sites and virtual directories and these are explained clearly and concisely. A chapter is included on securing IIS which covers NTFS file and directory permissions and how these integrate with the IIS permissions. He also explains the different IIS authentication methods and application pool identities, and SSL.
There is some very good information Performance tuning and monitoring and a good section on the IIS Metabase (IIS configuration now in XML) and how to interface with it from the command line using ADSI and WMI Scripts.
Overall I think that this book would help anyone who has to work on an IIS server and even if you have administered IIS before you will get value from it. I would rate it 4.5 stars but since I can not I will give it 5 stars. Level Basic to Intermediate
Chris Crowe...



Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Excel 2003 Bible
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Authors: John Walkenbach
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
Top Quality Material


Purchased the Excel 2003 Bible to brush up on my spreadsheet skills. It covers everything from the basics to advanced in an easy to read format which is easy to understand. Also comes with an eBook on CD that I have used more than the paperback. Quick information at the click of the mouse. Superb.