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Product: Book - Paperback
Title: VBScript in a Nutshell, 2nd Edition
Publisher: O'Reilly
Authors: Paul Lomax, Ron Petrusha
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
Great Reference Book

This is the only book that I use on a daily basis. The opening chapters are not the greatest, but the reference section is nicely layed out. It includes syntax, descriptions, and examples for all the functions, methods, and objects. I especially love the appendix that breaks down language elements by category (ie all the String functions in one listing).

Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Advanced Java 2 Platform: How to Program (With CD-ROM)
Publisher: Prentice Hall
Authors: Harvey M. Deitel, Paul J. Deitel, Harvey M. Deitel
Rating: 2/5
Customer opinion - 2 stars out of 5

I am partly through the book. Some of the prose describing all of the code is tedious but there is much to learn. The examples at the ends of the chapters ae quite challenging and here is my complaint. The book is not advertised correctly. it is imposible to get the ansers to the examples (on CD) unless you are a recognized instructor with a certifcate. I know because I called Pearson Education support. This is quite a lot of money to pay to NOT obtain the answers, but that would be ok if if were plainly advertised before I made the purchase.

Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Windows Forms Programming in C#
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional
Authors: Chris Sells
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
Essential for the .NET developer

Windows Forms Programming in C# doesn't disappoint.
The book quickly dives into the basics of form development, layout and resources. Even though the topic is somewhat introductory to someone who's done a lot of Windows Form development, the book is written in such a way that there was several times still found myself learning something new. I particularly enjoyed the chapters on drawing, there's always something interesting to be found when working with GDI+.
200 pages later, I found myself in a chapter that discusses a topic that you rarely see in any Windows programming book - Printing. This chapter is worth the price of the book alone to have it on your shelf as a reference guide. You won't find a more detailed coverage of printing anywhere else.
While I could go on and on about each individual chapter, I wanted to point out one that I particularly found helpful - Chapter 14 on Multithreaded User Interfaces. I had originally read part of this in an MSDN article, and was looking forward to the full content - and wasn't disappointed: Asynchronous operations, Safety and Multithreading, Callbacks (synchronous and asynchronous), etc. are all covered.
Anyways, I could go on and on - there are plenty of tasty .NET morsels in here to keep both the novice and experienced developer consumed with this book.

Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Microsoft ASP.NET Step by Step
Publisher: Microsoft Press
Authors: G. Andrew Duthie
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
Very Well Done

This book is very well written,easy to understand and packed full of explanation. The security chapters are worth the price of the book because most ASP books dont really mention it. The reference in chapter 7 of all the different ways to set up you .NET application for different accesability is also very well done..I really like the explanations given then the code shown..If you wanna learn ASP.NET I'd start with this book